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So what are those kids reading?

The following seven books are among those required in all three Tri-City districts. There are others required in the individual districts.

Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare, 1591-95

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, 1884

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925

Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck, 1937

The Crucible, Arthur Miller, 1953

Lord of the Flies, William Golding, 1954

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, 1960

The following are samples from each district's supplemental reading list. There are hundreds of novels, non-fiction books and plays on these lists. The selections offered may vary greatly, depending on the teacher and the grade.

Kennewick School District

Great Expectations, Charles Dickens, 1861

Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad, 1899

Call of the Wild, Jack London, 1903

The Jungle, Upton Sinclair, 1906

The Crossing, Cormac McCarthy, 1994

Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser, 2002

The Glass Castle: A Memoir, Jeannette Walls, 2005The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Kim Edwards, 2005

Richland School District

Cannery Row, John Steinbeck, 1945

The Quiet American, Graham Greene, 1955

Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card, 1985

Winterkill, Craig Lesley, 1996

The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver, 1998

Stargirl, Jerry Spinelli, 2000

The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini, 2003

Runner, Carl Deuker, 2005

Pasco School District

Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston, 1937

Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe, 1958

Bless Me, Ultima, Rudolfo Anaya, 1972

Beloved, Toni Morrison, 1987

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, Julia Alvarez, 1991

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Sherman Alexie, 1993

Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer, 1996

The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd, 2002

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