• Dear English 10 CP students,


    The required 2017 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  August 21, 2017.  

    On the date of August 21, 2017, the following assignment for Warriors Don’t Cry will be due:


    1. Annotate the novel for direct / indirect characterization and external / internal conflict.
    2. Create a dialectical journal in which you identify 12 significant “moments” in Melba’s search for freedom.  Record when the “moments” occur (citing the page number), evidence to prove the “moment” (direct quotation), and a discussion of how/why this moment proved to be significant in Melba’s search (commentary).  Keep in mind that this is NOT a plot summary, but rather 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.  Your dialectical journal should be bound in a composition notebook solely devoted to Warriors Don’t Cry.

    To assist you with planning for your year of English 10 CP, the following list contains the dates each book we will read in English 10 is due to be read by:

    *September 4, 2017  How to Read Literature like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster

    *October 10, 2017  The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

    *January 16, 2018  “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare

    *March 9, 2018  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 308      abumgarner@boazk12.org