Harkins, Anne

Welcome to Mrs. Harkins' webpage!

READ and have a great summer!

Online News Sources

Smithsonian Tween Tribune  

The Learning Network  (New York Times)

Your Commonwealth



2017-18 High School Battle of the Books List

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian      Sherman Alexie

Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad     M.T. Anderson

Six of Crows    Leigh Bardugo

Ready Player One   Ernest Cline

The Hunted       Matt de la Pena

Homegoing                     Yaa Gyasi

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption      Laura Hillenbrand

The Invention of Wings             Sue Monk Kidd

We Were Liars                                    E. Lockhart

The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates                  Wes Moore

I’ll Give You the Sun                            Jandy Nelson

1984                                    George Orwell

Fangirl                                            Rainbow Rowell

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks                            Rebecca Skloot

An Ember in the Ashes                                    Sabaa Tahir


Suggested Authors

Maya Angelou

Jane Austen

Charlotte Bronte

Anne Bronte

Ishmael Beah

Olive Ann Burns

Orson Scott Card

Stephen Chbosky

Agatha Christie

Robert Cormier

Stephen Crane

Sarah Dessen

William Golding

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Paul Fleischman

Mark Haddon

Edith Hamilton

Lorraine Hansberry

Nathaniel Hawthorne



Aldous Huxley

W. W. Jacobs

John Knowles

Carson McCullers

Walter Dean Myers

Sonia Nazario

Edgar A. Poe

Jason Reynolds

Mark Twain

Alice Walker

Elie Wiesel

Tennessee Williams

Richard Wright

Malala Yousafzai

Markus Zusak


Parents and students can email me to request Remind class codes.
 (Through Remind I send homework and other announcements.  Students and parents who use this option can receive notifications via text or email.)

I am available to help students after school on Wednesdays from 3:00 -4:00.   Students can schedule tutoring appointments for other days.

Please contact me with questions and concerns!

Use the "Contact Me" link or email me at   anneharkins@wcps.org 

Mrs. Harkins' resume