West Florida High School
Junior 2023-2024 Summer Reading
English III Only
This play should be read by the first day of school. We will be referencing this play throughout the first quarter. It
can be accessed by the online link below, purchased from a local bookstore or online, or borrowed from our local libraries.
The Crucible –
A fictionalized version of the real-life Salem Witch Trials, The Crucible follows the young women who falsely accuse their fellow villagers of witchcraft as the main protagonist, John Proctor, struggles with questions of morality, pride, and truth.
Online PDF for Play: https://ia800209.us.archive.org/17/items/TheCrucibleFullText/The%20Crucible%20full%20text.pdf
If you have any questions/concerns, please contact Mr. Truncale at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note: All summer reading instructional materials were chosen by committee and followed the procedures and guidelines set forth by the Escambia County School District.
AP Language Summer Reading 2023
These plays should be read for the first day of school. Books can be obtained from the library or local bookstores;
PDF links are below if you prefer to read the plays online.
1. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
The action of A RAISIN IN THE SUN all takes place in the Chicago apartment of the Younger family: Lena; her grown
children, Beneatha and Walter; and Walter's wife, Ruth, and son, Travis. When the play begins, the family members are waiting expectantly for the arrival of a life insurance payment, as the patriarch of the family, Walter senior, has
died. Each of the characters has some hope and idea of how the insurance money should be used. Though the money legally belongs to Lena, the characters argue and struggle with one another for the rare chance to make a real change in their lives. The tension over how the money will be used causes explosive tension between the three generations of Youngers who share the South Side apartment.
Online Access: https://khdzamlit.weebly.com/uploads/1/1/2/6/11261956/a_raisin_in_the_sun_-_lorraine_hansberry.pdf
2. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Death of a Salesman | Curtain Call Inc
Plot Synopsis: “Willy Loman has been a salesman for 34 years. At 60, he is cast aside, his usefulness now exhausted. With no future to dream about he must face the crushing disappointments of his past. He takes one final brave action, but is he heroic at last, or a self-deluding fool?”