Northern Valley Regional High School, Demarest

Download summer reading assignment here.
Note: These assignments are for the 2023-2024 school year.

NVD has not issued reading lists, with the exception of advanced courses. Students can choose any grade- and school-appropriate book to read over the summer. Below are our recommendations for grades 9 through 12, as well as links to books required for advanced courses. The school has additional recommendations here. Click a cover to find the book in the catalog and place a request.


The library recommends:

In addition to a book of their choice, students taking Freshman Honors English must also read The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros


The library recommends:

In addition to a book of their choice, students taking AP Seminar must also read Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival, and Hope in an American City by Andrea Elliott and complete the AP Seminar summer assignment.


The library recommends:

Students taking AP Language & Composition at Northern Valley Demarest must also read Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah. (Note: It’s Trevor Noah is the young readers adaptation of Born a Crime. AP Language & Composition students must read Born a Crime.) Students taking AP Research must also complete the AP Research Summer Reading Assignment.


The library recommends:

Seniors taking English 4: World Mythology & Archetypal Literature must also read Ishmael by Daniel Quinn.

Seniors taking AP English Literature & Composition must also read How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C Foster AND Pachinko by Min Jin Lee.