2010 FCPS and FCPL Suggested Reading Grades 9 - 12

2010 Frederick County Public Libraries & Frederick County Public Schools Suggested Reading for Grades 9 - 12

Multicultural:

  •   Absolutely True Diary of Part-Time Indian by Sheman Alexie
  •   Ten Things I Hate About Me by Randa Abdel-Fatath
  •   Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier
  •   Sold by Patricia McCormick
  •   Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris

Biography:

  •   War Child by Emmanuel Jai
  •   Soloist by  Steve Lopez
  •   This Child Will Be Great by Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
  •   Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (graphic novel)

Historical:

  •   Shackleton's Stowaway by Victoria McKernan
  •   News From the Dead by Mary Hooper
  •   Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers
  •   Red Necklace: Story of the French Revolution by Sally Gardner
  •   Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  •   Laika by Nick Abadzis (graphic Novel)

Fantasy:

  •   Curse As Dark As Gold by Elizabeth Bunce
  •   Looking Glass War by Frank Beddor
  •   Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  •   Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  •   Nation by Terry Pratchet
  •   Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

Science Fiction:

  •   Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
  •   Genius Squad by Catherine Jinks
  •   Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
  •   Wake by Lisa McMann
  •   Adoration Of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
  •   Rash by Peter Hautman

Mystery:

  •   The Christopher Killer and sequel by Alane Ferguson
  •   Dead Connection by Charlie Price
  •   Sophomore Undercover by Ben Esch
  •   Paper Towns by John Green

Sports:

  •   No Limits : The Will to Succeed by Michael Phelps 
  •   Quiet Strength : a Memoir by Tony Dungy 
  •   The 80-yard Run : a Twenty-Week, Coast-to-Coast Quest for the Heart of High School Football by Theron Hopkins
  •   Is This a Great Game, or What?: From A-Rod's Heart to Zim's Head My 25 Years in Baseball by Tim Kurkjian
  •   Boots on the Ground by Dusk : My Tribute to Pat Tillman by Mary Tillman
  •  Cover Up by John Fienstien
  •   Football Hero by Tim Green
  •   Chalked Up by Jennifer Sey
  •   Blind Side by Michael Lewis

Realistic:

  •   Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart  
  •   Winter Girls by Laurie Halse Anderson  
  •   13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  •   King Dork by Frank Portman
  •   Before I Die by Jenny Downham
  •   Skate by Michael Harmon
  •   Notes From the Midnight Drive by Jordan Sonnenblick
  •   All We Know Of Heaven by Jacqueline Mitchard
  •   Parrot Fish by Ellen Wittinger

Non-Fiction:

  •   Warrior Girls by Michael Y. Sokolove  
  •   A Billion Lives by Jan England
  •   Generation Me by Jean M. Twenge
  •   No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row by Susan Kuklin

Classic:

  •   Three Musketeers by  Alexandre Dumas  
  •   Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd  
  •   Lord of the Rings by J.R.R.Tolkien
  •   And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  •   Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  •   One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey
  •   Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle