Summer Assigments & Book Lists

About Book Lists

Below you will find the Book Lists for the 2021-2022 school year. Please use this list to purchase the necessary novels for your child'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 child is using the correct text for each unit. We will have Barnes and Noble available at Charger Days in July if you would like to purchase the novels at that time.

About Summer Assignments

Summer assignments for the 2021-2022 school year are for all students who will be taking HONORS or AP level English/History classes in 9th-12th grade. There will be no Junior High or traditional level summer assignments this year.

The purpose of the summer assignments are to ensure that students enrolled in these advanced level classes are ready to ‘hit the ground running’ upon their return to school this fall. Each assignment will require the student to read a specific text and annotate the reading following the guidelines listed within each assignment. By reading and annotating the summer book/reading, the teacher can immediately begin teaching and discussing the material, making classroom time more efficient and productive for these classes that move at a quicker pace than those on the traditional track.

Students who will be taking on-level English and History classes are more than welcome to complete the summer assignments for their grade level, but it will not be offered for any credit. Its purpose will be to help the student get a head start on the material that the teacher will begin introducing into their class during the first weeks of school.

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

Jr. High Book Lists 2021/2022

High School Book Lists & Summer Assignments 2021/2022

High School student smiling at his desk during class

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: 7:25am - 2:20pm M-F
    • If a student has a zero hour, school starts at 6:30am
    • If a student has a 7th hour, school ends at 3:15pm
  • Front Office: 6:30am - 3:30pm M-F

Administration & Office Staff

Principal: David Farnsworth

Assistant Principal: Sarah Benedict

Assistant Principal: John Allen

Assistant Principal: Jonathan Fong

Office Manager: Bianca Lombard

Registrars: Sharon Turgeon