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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. There may be an additional title or two, but the school will acquire those books for the students.

English 10

Please buy physical copies of these books. Many of our readings will be shorter pieces provided by the teacher, though there may be an additional book or two for spring semester. NEW TO OES STUDENTS, please purchase A Pocket  Style Manual, listed at the end. 

English 11

Please buy physical copies of these books. NEW TO OES STUDENTS, please also purchase the Pocket Style Manual 8e (see the English 9 or 10 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 2020 WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE until November; students should pre-order it this summer or acquire it in the fall

Literary Journalism

Literature of the African Diaspora

The book list for this class will be ready by late Fall.

Literature of East Asia

The book list for this class will be ready by late Fall.

Literature of Social Reflection

The book list for this class will be ready by late fall.

Plagues and Literature

The book list for this class will be ready by late fall.

Playwriting

The instructor will provide materials once the course begins; there may also be a couple of titles to purchase at that time.

Poetry

Science Fiction