• IB 2020 – 2021 Summer Reading List

    Below is the list of required summer reading books for the International Baccalaureate programs at Jim Hill High School.



    • 9th grade: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
    • 10th grade: Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez


    Additional Information – Summer Reading Assignment – due the second day of class.

    • After reading the novel, respond to the following three questions.
      • Identify the source of conflict in the story, and how this conflict shapes the story through the character’s/ characters’ response.
      • How did the main character change over the course of the story and what causes the changes?
      • Identify 5 key moments in the story and how they relate to the story’s theme and character development.


    • 11th grade: Siddartha by Herman Hesse AND How To Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster
    • 12th grade: King Lear by William Shakespeare


    Additional Information – Summer Reading Assignment – due the first Friday of class.

    • Assignments for the summer reading books are given by Mrs. Gill, the IBMYP 11th and 12th grade Literature teacher. If you have not received the assignment, please email Mrs. Gill (jgill@jackson.k12.ms.us).
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