Welcome to our guide about the Huntsville City Schools Required Reading Big Read, High School Level.
This guide was created at the request of local parents, educators, and teens who wanted a brief overview of each books. Clicking on the tabs above will take you to information about each title.
For more information on the program and how it came about, please see Lexie's post in a local blog, Rocket City Mom.
- All students in grades 9 – 12 will read the same novel.
- All students in grades 6-8 will also have a common novel to read.
- Students who participate in honors and AP courses will have additional reading requirements, which will be posted on the HCS website.
- The entire community will be asked to voice their opinion in a vote that is taking place on the Huntsville City Schools website. Voters can cast their ballot for a choice of one high school book and one middle school book. The books that receive the majority votes in their categories will become the Summer Required Reading book.
The Middle School book choices are:
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
The Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
You can view a guide regarding the High School choices at: http://guides.hmcpl.org/HCSHighSChool