Event details

Public Display of Proposed Curriculum Materials

  • Dates: 13 – 26 Sep, 2019
  • Address: 5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA

On September 12, 2019, the Instructional Materials Committee (IMC) recommended the following titles to the ISD School Board:

The recommended materials are:

Grade Level 9

Title    Author    Instructional  Use        Publisher    Copyright 
Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, The      Sherman Alexie
     Book Club Selection   Little, Brown and Company      2007
Alpha, Abidjan to Paris   Bessora & Barroux   Book Club Selection
  Bellevue Literary Press   2016
Between Sisters   Adwoa Badoe   Book Club Selection   Groundwood Books   2010
Boy 21   Matthew Quick   Book Club Selection   Little, Brown and Company   2012
In the Time of Butterflies   Julia Alvarez   Book Club Selection
  Algonquin Books    1994
Marcelo and the Real World   Francisco Stark   Book Club Selection
  Scholastic, Inc.   2009
My Family Divided   Diane Guerrero   Book Club Selection   Henry Holt and Company   2018


Grade Level 10

Title   Author   Instructional Use       Publisher   Copyright 
All American Boys       Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely       Book Club Selection   Simon and Schuster       2015
Between Shades of Gray   Ruta Sepetys   Book Club Selection   Penguin Books   2011
Born a Crime   Trevor Noah   Book Club Selection
  Spiegel & Grau   2016
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, The   Mark Haddon   Book Club Selection   Vintage Books   2003
Dear Martin   Nic Stone   Book Club Selection
  Random House   2017 
Long Way Gone, A   Ishmael Beah   Book Club Selection
  Sarah Crichton Books   2007


Grade Level 11

Title       Author       Instructional Use       Publisher       Copyright
Catcher in the Rye   J. D Salinger   Book Club Selection
  Little, Brown and Company   1979
Fallen Angels   Walter Dean Myers   Whole Class Novel   Scholastic, Inc.   1988
Hillbilly Elegy   JD Vance   Book Club Selection    Harper Collins   2016
How the Garica Girls Lost Their Accents   Julia Alvarez   Book Club Selection   Algonquin Books   2010
Into the Wild   John Krakauer   Book Club Selection   Anchor Books   1996
Nisei Daughter   Monica Sone   Whole Class Novel   University of Washington Press   2014
Their Eyes Were Watching God   Nora Zeale Hurston   Whole Class Novel   Harper Perennial   2006


This curriculum is proposed for adoption. Materials will be on public display at the ISD Administration Building Lobby (5150 220th Ave. SE Issaquah, WA) from September 13, 2019 – September 26, 2019 during normal business hours (7:30am – 4:30pm).

Questions about High School Language Arts? Please contact Holly Cornelison Hopla, Secondary Language Arts TOSA, Teaching and Learning Services.

Questions about the IMC process? Please contact Susie Yamane, Administrative Assistant Teaching and Learning Services