Welcome to BHS Advanced (formerly known as Pre-AP) English 1!

We are excited to meet you in the fall. In the meantime, please use this website as a reference for your summer reading.

Students are required to read one book from the following list:

  • I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai and Christine Lamb (not the Young Readers’ edition)
  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (not the Young Readers’ edition)
  • In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
  • Snowflower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
  • Circe by Madeline Miller

Students may choose to read a second title from this list for extra credit.

For information about the summer reading requirement for the Academic and College Prep levels of English, please see this handout: Incoming 9th Grade English Summer Reading 2020 Bellaire High School.