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Summer Reading 

AP U.S. History: 2018 Summer Reading

I am delighted that you have opted to enroll in APUSH for the 2018-2019 school year. It is an appropriately challenging course that requires you to think and write analytically about a fascinating subject. The College Board emphasizes various framework categories that serve as the lenses through which you will consider historical periods. While the AP exam evaluates much more than your ability to memorize, you must know specific and significant details in order to support your assertions about history.

With that in mind, select ONE of the following books in which to immerse yourself over the summer. There will be one test and two minor tasks associated with your chosen book when you return to school. Read at a leisurely pace; don’t procrastinate. Annotations are required; however, you should annotate based on the concept of interacting with the text, not meeting some ridiculous quota. You may write directly in your book or on Post-it notes or notebook paper.


The Fifties by David Halberstam

History of Women in America by Carol Hymowitz and Michaele Weissman

Triangle: The Fire That Changed America by David Von Drehle


-The above titles may be purchased through various vendors (new and used versions) or obtained digitally for e-readers. and are excellent sources for inexpensive used books.