Summer Assigments & Book Lists

About Book Lists

Below you will find the Book Lists for the 2023-2024 school year. Please use this list to purchase the necessary novels for your student's English class for the coming school year. If an ISBN number is listed with the title please be sure you are purchasing that exact book. These editions are specific to what the teachers will be using in class and we want to ensure your student is using the correct text for each unit. All of these books will be available for purchase at Charger Days in July through Barnes and Noble but you can order them before then from a retailer of your choice as well. 

About Summer Assignments

The purpose of this summer assignment is to cultivate knowledge and better prepare students for their upcoming English classes. Though none of these books are on the reading list for next year, each one of these stories has been selected due to their thematic connections to the courses and for their place in the pantheon of great books in the Western Tradition.

There are two parts to the summer assignment. Part 1 consists of picking ONE of the books for their upcoming grade and reading it during summer break. Once your student is done reading the book, please refer to the ‘Projects’ section of this document to see which activities are open to him or her. Part 2 consists of picking and completing one project for the book. 

Please note: Summer assignments are not mandatory, but your student can earn extra credit in his or her English class.

If you are unsure if your student is enrolled in an Honors or AP level English/History class, please contact the office and we can check with the Academic Advising department.

Junior High Book Lists & Summer Assignments 2023-2024

High School Book Lists & Summer Assignments 2023-2024

Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Assignments 2023-2024

Benjamin Franklin High School


18864 E. Germann Rd.
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Phone: (480) 558-1197
Attendance Hotline: (480) 427-3991

School Hours

  • School Hours: 7:55am - 2:25pm M-F
    • If a student has a zero hour, school starts at 7:00am
    • If a student has a 7th hour, school ends at 3:20pm
  • Front Office: 6:30am - 3:30pm M-F

Administration & Office Staff

Principal: John Allen
Assistant Principal: Jonathan Fong
Assistant Principal: Kristine Pullins
Office Manager: Bianca Lombard
Registrar: Sharon Turgeon