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Keefe Regional Technical School: Summer Reading 2022

Summer Reading

Keefe Technical Regional School

2022 Summer Reading

  • All students enrolled in a Keefe Tech English class are expected to read at least one book from the list below. However, we encourage you to read multiple books throughout the summer.

  • All students will be expected to complete an essay upon returning to school in September during their first academic week. The essay will be graded and will count as a classwork grade for term 1.

  • It is recommended that students take notes to help them write their essay; however, notes will not be collected or graded.  Notes are allowed during the essay writing process.  We suggest you use the Keefe Technical High School Summer Reading Worksheet


Grade 9:

Turtles All the Way Down - John Green

We Were Liars - E. Lockhart

The Living by Matt De la Peña

The Sun Is Also a Star - Nicola Yoon

Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card - Sara Saedi

Darius the Great is Not Okay - Adib Khorram 

After the Shot Drops - Randy Ribay 

Ginny Moon - Benjamin Ludwig 

X: a novel - Ilyasah Shabazz 

Nimona - Noelle Stevenson 


Grade 10:

Illuminae by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Solo - Kwame Alexander

Still Life with Tornado - A. S. King

Picture Us in the Light - Kelly Loy Gilbert

Eleanor and Park - Rainbow Rowell

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass - Meg Medina

Hey, Kiddo - Jarrett Krosoczka

They Called Us Enemy - George Takei

Throne of Glass - Sarah Maas

Blank Confession - Pete Hautman 


Grade 11:

I’ll Give You the Sun - Jandy Nelson 

Kindred (graphic adaptation) - Octavia Butler/Duffy

One of Us is Lying - Karen McManus 

Far From the Tree - Robin Benway 

The Book of Unknown Americans - Christina Henriquez

Dread Nation - Justina Ireland 

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? - Mindy Kaling 

The Porcupine of Truth - Bill Konigsberg

Invisible - Peter Hautman


Grade 11 AP Language & Composition 


Students must read one book from the list below:

  • Where Men Win Glory - John Krakauer

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot 

  • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier - Ishmael Beah

  • Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 


Grade 12: 

Inexplicable Logic of My Life - Benjamin Alire Saenz

The Best We Could Do - Thi Bui 

The Grief Keeper - Alexandra Villasante 

Educated - Tara Westover 

Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates 

They Both Die at the End - Adam Silvera

Scythe - Neal Shusterman 

On the Come Up - Angie Thomas 

The Turn of the Key - Ruth Ware


Grade 12 AP Literature & Composition

All students MUST read:

  • The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver  


Your Library Resources

Framingham Public Library Digital Collection

  • No library card? No problem! Sign up for a temporary card here and get immediate access to their digital collection. You do not need to be a Framingham resident to sign up for a card! If you live in a different town, make sure you list the Keefe Tech address (750 Winter Street, Framingham, MA  01702) as your residence.   If problems or questions, you can get in touch with John Garrigan, Supervisor of Youth Services,  508-532-5570 x4335 -