Grades 11-12 AP Literature List Committee

Paradise Valley Unified School District is currently reviewing literature for Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The AP literature list committee will compile a list of AP titles that will be recommended to the Governing Board to be added to the literature list. In addition, the committee will revise the current literature list guidelines for AP teachers. The committee will meet four to five times, with a combination of virtual and in-person meetings. Information regarding the meetings will be posted below.

Literature List Committee Meetings

Community Feedback

The AP literature list committee would like to elicit community feedback on the novels that are being reviewed and considered. Please see the list of novels below and click on the AP Literature Community Feedback Form to provide your feedback. You may submit feedback for more than one novel by completing the form more than once. We will be reviewing community feedback at the March 3 and March 24, 2022, meetings. Please submit your feedback by March 2. Community Members who submit feedback using the form will also have the opportunity to provide public comment at the March 3 and March 24 meetings. The community member will need to fill out a request to comment prior to the start of the meeting. The public comment will take place during a designated time and will be limited to 3 minutes per speaker. Public comment is limited to the books being discussed on each date. Please see the novel list for information about which books will be discussed at each meeting. 

See the Novel List (PDF).

AP Literature Community Feedback Form

January 2022 Special Meeting

The Literature List Committee from 2020-21 reconvened on January 6, 2022, to review Trevor Noah's Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood and to decide whether it would remain on the district literature list.