Parents: Boston Public Schools Grade 12

Grade 12 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.

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley
The Broken Cord by Michael Dorris
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
The Color of Water by James McBride
Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody
A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Grass Dancer by Susan Power
Hamlet by William Shakespeare (Required)
Having Our Say by Sarah Louise Delaney
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez
In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
Love, Stars, and All That by Kirin Narayan
Master Harold and the Boys by Athol Fugard
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Oedipus by Sophocles
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Translations by Brian Friel
Zenzele: A Letter for My Daughter by J. Nozipo Maraire