Textbooks and Summer Reading

Textbooks

 

Matignon High School contracts with the third party vendor, “eCampus” for the purchase of paper textbooks, workbooks, and eBooks, eTexts, and interactive online books. PLEASE use the Matignon link  matignon.ecampus.com   so that you know you are getting the correct editions, etc. We can only guarantee the quality and authenticity of books bought through this vendor. Books purchased through other online vendors cannot be guaranteed or tracked by Matignon High School.

 

Matignon.ecampus.com  is Matignon High School’s official source for textbooks. eCampus partners with our faculty each year to ensure you have access to our official course materials, with textbooks from the right authors in the correct editions.

Visit   matignon.ecampus.com  and choose from money-saving used, rental, and digital textbooks.

Every order placed through our official online bookstore supports Matignon High School and its students.

 

The eCampus online bookstore for Summer Reading titles and AP textbooks will be open to accept orders on June 15, 2020, with a release date for their ebooks on June 22, 2020.

The eCampus online bookstore for the 2020-2021 academic year will be open to accept textbook orders on July 18, 2020.

 

To find out what books are needed for your classes, access the online bookstore at  matignon.ecampus.com   and refer to the course numbers & names on your Matignon course schedule. Select the required course materials based on your preference in terms of new, used, rental, hardcopy or digital (where available).

 

Be sure to enter your student’s Matignon e-mail address during the account creation and checkout process.

If you experience issues placing your order or if there are issues with an order you have received, please contact Customer Service at 1-859-209-6958 from 8:30AM to 6PM EST Monday thru Friday.

For more details click here.

 

Removed Titles
Please click here for a list of books that were removed from the Matignon High School online bookstore.  They will not be used next year.  Do not purchase them from a fellow student.

 

Summer Reading

 

Summer reading assignments for the 2019-2020 school year are listed below. 

Summer reading books are available at bookstores everywhere and on Matignon's online bookstore, matignon.ecampus.com. To purchase summer reading books from matignon.ecampus.com, please see above for ordering instructions.

For a PDF version of the summer reading, please click here.

Seniors
Juniors
Sophomores
Freshmen

 

SENIORS

 

AP ENGLISH    

Required:       

A Doll’s House by Ibsen (in the AP textbook)

Antigone by Sophocles*

*email Ms. Zhang before June 1, 2020 for access.

Read any two:

The Awakening by Kate Chopin, ISBN 9781503293182

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, ISBN 9780060838676

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, ISBN 9781503262423

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, ISBN 9780060850524

 

ENGLISH - Honors                                                                                               

Morality Play by Barry Unsworth, ISBN 9780525434092

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, ISBN 9781593081171

The Stranger by Albert Camus, ISBN 9780679720201

Please be advised that we will be discussing each of your summer reading books during the course of the year as part of the English IV curriculum.  As you read your assigned books, use a notebook to take notes on plot, characters, and themes.  As we make our way through the year, your teacher will be working under the assumption that you have read these books and classes will be paced accordingly.

It is also strongly suggested that seniors read Antigone (in the textbook) prior to the beginning of school, as we will discuss it during the first two weeks of school.

 

ENGLISH – Level 1    

Morality Play by Barry Unsworth, ISBN 9780525434092

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, ISBN 9781593081171

Please be advised that we will be discussing each of your summer reading books during the course of the year as part of the English IV curriculum.  As you read your assigned books, use a notebook to take notes on plot, characters, and themes.  As we make our way through the year, your teacher will be working under the assumption that you have read these books and classes will be paced accordingly.

It is also strongly suggested that seniors read Antigone (in the textbook) prior to the beginning of school, as we will discuss it during the first two weeks of school.

 

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY (Honors, Level 1 & Level 2)

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore, ISBN 9781492650959

 

AP PSYCHOLOGY

Forty Studies that Changed Psychology: Explorations into the History of Psychological Research by Roger R. Hock (Be sure to purchase the 7th edition, ISBN 9780205918393.)*

*Ms. Burke will be contacting you about the assignment. Make sure to check your email. 

 

AP UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

The Lanahan Readings in the American Polity edited by Ann G. Serow & Everett C. Ladd, 6th edition, ISBN 9781930398*

*email Mr. Uryga to get the exact reading & writing assignment before June 1, 2020.

 

MODERN AMERICAN HISTORY (Honors)

Fault Lines: A History of the United States since 1974 by Kevin Kruse and Julian Zelizer,

ISBN 9780393088663


JUNIORS

 

ENGLISH - Honors    

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, ISBN 9781593081126

The Piano Lesson by August Wilson, ISBN 9780452265349

A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennesemail Williams  (Page 1843 in Norton Anthology  ISBN 9780393664522)

 

ENGLISH – Level 1 & 2

The Piano Lesson by August Wilson, ISBN 9780452265349

A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennesemail Williams  (Page 1843 in Norton Anthology  ISBN 9780393664522)

 

U.S. HISTORY- Honors

 1493 for Young People by Charles C. Mann, ISBN 9781609806637

 

U.S. HISTORY- Level 1       

1493 for Young People by Charles C. Mann, ISBN 9781609806637

 

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY (Honors, Level 1 & Level 2)

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore, ISBN 978149265095

 

AP U.S. HISTORY*    

American Colonies: The Settling of North America by Alan Taylor ISBN 9780142002100

*email Mr. Uryga to get the summer writing assignment before June 1, 2020.

 

AP PSYCHOLOGY*

Forty Studies that Changed Psychology: Explorations into the History of Psychological Research by Roger R. Hock (Be sure to purchase the 7th edition, ISBN 9780205918393.)*

    *email Ms. Burke to get the exact reading assignment before June 1, 2020.

 

SOPHOMORES

 

ENGLISH - Honors    

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, ISBN 9781400052189

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, ISBN 9780143127550

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, ISBN 9780679734772

 

ENGLISH – Level 1 & 2     

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, ISBN 9780143127550

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, ISBN 9780679734772

  

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY (Honors, Level 1 & Level 2)

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore, ISBN

 

WORLD HISTORY II - Honors & Level 1

I Have Lived a Thousand Years by Livia Bitton-Jackson, ISBN 9780689823954

 

AP WORLD HISTORY *

The Human Web by John Robert McNeill, ISBN 9780393925685

This Fleeting World: A Short History of Humanity by David Christian, ISBN 9781933782041

   *email Mr. Uryga before June 1, 2020 to get the summer writing assignment.

 

FRESHMEN

 

WORLD HISTORY – Honors

Be sure to complete the summer assignment packet that includes an article and map activities.  For a PDF version of it, please click here

WORLD HISTORY – Level 1

Be sure to complete the summer assignment packet that includes an article and map activities.  For a PDF version of it, please click here.

 

ENGLISH – All Levels

The Alchemist by Paul Coelho, ISBN 9780062326775

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, ISBN 9781401309657

It is highly recommended that incoming freshmen read the following in preparation for the first semester:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

 

***Assessment for the English department only is listed below***

In order to ensure the validity of the Matignon High School Summer Reading Program as well as test critical reading skills, each student will be administered a test on summer reading during the first week of school.  This exam will count as a test grade.