English and ReadingThe English Department Mission StatementThe mission of the English Department at L. G. Pinkston High School is to inspire an appreciation for the English language and its literature, and to cultivate its effective use in the creative expression and day-to-day lives of our students.The books contained within are recommended reading for A.P. English students. These works will prepare the student for the vigorous and extensive amount of work to be explored over a course-year, in additional to the final A.P. English test. All stories, and content, therefore are of this advanced reading level.9th Grade Reading ProjectBig D Reads is a community service project designed to immerse Dallas in a shared reading experience, with a specific focus on ninth-grade Dallas ISD students. The program is under way now and will culminate with a citywide initiative throughout the entire month of April.Big D Reads will conduct dozens of special events centered on one book, including an opening event, a closing event, poetry slams, educational events/speakers, DISD enrichment programs, movie screenings, a festival at Klyde Warren Park, and as many other community interactions as budget allows. At the same time, 17,000 books will be distributed to DISD ninth-graders, as well as to DART riders, visitors in hospital waiting rooms, and all branches of the Dallas Public Library. Click here to learn how to get involved!