Parents: Boston Public Schools Grade 11

Grade 11 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.

Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich
Billy Budd by Herman Melville
China Boy by Gus Lee
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (Required)
In Nueva York by Nicolasa Mohr
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet A. Jacobs
An Island Like You by Judith Ortiz-Cofer
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
My Antonia by Willa Cather
Othello by William Shakespeare
The Piano Lesson by August Wilson
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Nora Zeale Hurston
Trifles by Susan Glaspell