Although the English department has yet to release the official titles for the 2018/2019 academic year online, The Bradford has received exclusive early access to them (and permission to distribute) from the department head, Mr. John Finneron.
For rising freshmen:
CP and ACP: Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Honors: Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
For rising sophomores:
CP: Dear Martin by Nic Stone
ACP: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Honors: The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
For rising juniors:
CP: American Born Chinese by Gene Yang
ACP: The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore
Honors: 1984 by George Orwell
For rising seniors enrolled in traditional English courses:
CP: Different Seasons by Stephen King
ACP: On Writing by Stephen King
Honors: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
For rising seniors enrolled in the alternative English classes:
Diverse American Voices: The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley
World Literature: Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga
Beyond the Binary: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Creative Writing: On Writing by Stephen King
In addition to these texts, all students will be expected to read one book of their choice.
The summer reading page on the English department’s website can be found here.