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Spartan Summer Reading 2020
Summer Reading

Summer Reading Book Lists

Our summer reading goal this year is for all students to read at least one (or more) book(s) over break. Below you will find book suggestions from our teachers for your grade level group. Once you finish reading a book please complete the reading log form below.

Incoming 9th and 10th Grade Reading List

The Serpent King by Jeff Zenter                                                    Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

Parrot in the Oven by Victor Martinez                                         I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak       

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon                                          Looking for Alaska by John Green   

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson                           Handbook for Boys by Walter Dean Myers  

Monster by Walter Dean Myers                                                   Holes by Louis Sachar         

A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer                                                   Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers 

Rumble Fish S. E. Hinton                                                               The Pearl by John Steinbeck     

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen                                                              Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling     Tangerine by Edward Bloor


Incoming 11th & 12th Grade Reading List

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah                                                      David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Ron Jonson                        Dreams of My Father by Barak Obama

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway                      The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick                                    Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth E. Wein                                     The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells                       

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry                               Secret Side of Empty by Maria E. Andreu

The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler                                Carrie by Stephen by Stephen King

A Death in the Family by James Agee                                         Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou                 So Far From God by Ana Castillo 

Reading Log Form

Once you finish reading a book, fill out this form. Your Teacher Librarian will be keeping record of your logs.

A-List Book Club

LAUSD has partnered with Snapchat for a virtual Book Club. Celebrities such as Alicia Keys, Russell Westbook, Noah Centineo, and Kendall Jenner will share about their favorite books. Participation is voluntary. You may also choose to get a free copy of each of the book(s) in this virtual book club.

For more information click here to access the district's A-List Book Club Information page.

  • To find the A-List Book Club on Snapchat, use the direct image link above or in Snapchat go to search, type in "The A-List Book Club", and subscribe.
  • To obtain your free copy of the book(s) all you need to do is swipe up when the video is over, sign in with your SSO (mymail account), and download.
    • Alicia Keys read from/recommended Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
    • Russell Westbrook read from/recommended Becoming by Michelle Obama
    • Kendall Jenner read from/ recommended Only Love is Real by Brian Weiss
    • Noah Centineo read from/ recommended The Alchemist

      by Paulo Coelho

Access Free e-Books and Audiobooks Through

LACL Ebooks
Mackin Via
reading books
Access & Use LAPL E-Media

All LAUSD students have a LAPL Student Success library card account. You will need your Card Number and your PIN. If you do not know your card number or pin click here to fill out the verification form or call LAPL InfoNow number at 213-228-7272.

They have a few options you can use to read/listen on online on your computer/tablet, or you may even download an app on your phone. Here are a few of your e-media options: 

Access & Use LA County E-books

To access LA County Library E-books (or audio books) you will need: 

  • Your LA County Library card
  • Your PIN
  • A computer or device with internet access

Go to this link to access their e-media.

If you are not a member but would like a free LA County Library membership click here to apply for a digital library card

How to Access Mackin Via

To access Mackin Via click on the image below, or on the Via image link above. 

To log-in you will need to type in:

  • School name: Huntington Park High School
  • Username: HPHSreads
  • Password: HPHSreads

Once you click log-in, you will be in the Spartan E-book Library. Feel free to browse. You do not need to check out books on this platform to read them. Just make sure you accept the pop-ups or the books will not load.  

However, if you want to check out a book, you may. To do so, log in to the Spartan E-Book Library Portal, go to log in at the top, click register. Create a username and password - do not share this with others. You will only need to register one time. Log-in. Begin searching searching and checkout books with your personal account.