English 10 CP Summer Reading 2019

  • Dear English 10 CP students, 

    The required 2019 summer reading for English 10 CP is Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals.  

     ABRIDGED VERSION — 18 chapters

    You may order the novel from the following websites:



    You may also purchase this book at Barnes & Noble or Books a Million stores.


    We will begin the study of this book in class on the first day of school.  


    As you read, please complete the following activities:

    1. Annotate the novel for direct / indirect characterization and external / internal conflict.
    2. Identify 12 significant “moments” in Melba’s search for freedom while annotating the text. Keep in mind that annotation is basically  a discussion/conversation with the text. Be certain to use your own thoughts, not the thoughts of others.  Google searches for others’ thoughts will not strengthen your own mind and further your education.


    To assist you with planning for your year of English 10 CP, the following list contains  each major work we will read in English 10 CP:

    How to Read Literature like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster

    The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

    “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain


    I look forward to a great year with you!  Please do not hesitate to speak with me in regards to any questions you may have.

    Have a terrific summer!

    Ms. Bumgarner   Room 310 abumgarner@boazk12.org