Parents: Boston Public Schools Grade 10

Grade 10 Reading List

These books constitute the Core Literature List for Boston public schools. You can also find these titles at a Boston Public Library branch near you.

In addition to the required reading, all teachers must select at least three other complete works from the list for their students to read during the school year.

Antigone by Sophocles
Black Boy by Richard Wright
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Deathwatch by Robb White
Farewell to Manzanar by Jean Wakatuski Houston
The Fire Next Time by James A. Baldwin
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
The Friends by Rosa Guy
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Honorable Prison by Lyll Becerra De Jenkins
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe
A Midsummer's Night Dream by William Shakespeare
Motown and Didi by Walter Dean Myers
Mountain Windsong by Robert J. Conley
Night by Elie Wiesel (Required)
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
Rice Without Rain by Minfong Ho
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Smoke Rising by Joseph Bruchac
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
Teacup Full of Roses by Sharon Bell Mathis
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Wrestling Match by Buchi Emecheta