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Upper School Books: English

Required Books: English

Below you will find links to the books required for your English class for the 2020/21 school year. Each class has its own "box" of required books, so be sure you are looking at the correct class before you make any purchases. All links go to books that can be purchased via OES's Amazon Associates account; as an Amazon Associate, OES earns money from qualifying purchases. If you prefer to shop locally, links to Powell's book lists can be found at the bottom of each box.

English 9

Please buy physical copies of these books.

English 10

Please note that students will continue to use Hacker's Pocket Style Manual. NEW TO OES STUDENTS, please purchase A Pocket  Style Manual, listed at the end.

English 11

Please buy physical copies of these books. There will be one additional book for a unit on Literary Journalism, but the school will provide it. Students will continue to use Hacker’s Pocket Manual of Style. New to OES Students, please purchase a copy of A Pocket Manual of Style (see English 9 book list for purchasing details). 


Art of the Short Story

Please buy the print version of these texts. Please note: The Best American Short Stores 2019 WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE until October; students should pre-order it this summer or acquire it in the fall

Literary Journalism

Literature of the African Diaspora

Literature of East Asia

Literature of Social Reflection

Plagues and Literature



Science Fiction