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AP Literature Pre-course Reading List/Assignment

Each student taking AP Literature must read three books:

  1. How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster
  2. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  3. My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

The assignment in the following file must be completed in full over the summer and is due on the first day of class. Print it out and complete in full. Significant class work and grades are associated with this work. 

AP Literature Summer Assignment (PDF)

This assignment will help prepare you for AP Literature and Composition’s rigorous and demanding curriculum. It is the first written work that your teacher will see from you. Give the assignment the attention and detail that it warrants.