10th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 10th Graders from the Weber County Library

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Call Number:
YP F Barson
Description:

When Ann decides that she is going to lose 45 pounds in time for her aunt's wedding, she discovers that what she looks like is not all that matters.

A Certain October
Artist/Author/Cast:
Johnson, Angela
Call Number:
F Johnson
Description:

Scotty compares herself to tofu: no flavor unless you add something. And it's true that Scotty's friends and her brother, Keone, make life delicious. But when a terrible accident occurs, Scotty feels responsible for the loss of someone she hardly knew, and the world goes wrong.

Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship
Artist/Author/Cast:
Freedman, Russell
Call Number:
YP 973.7092 F8535a 2012
Description:

A clear-sighted, carefully researched account of two surprisingly parallel lives and how they intersected at a critical moment in U.S. history.

Airborn
Artist/Author/Cast:
Oppel, Kenneth
Call Number:
YP F Oppel
Description:

Matt Cruse, cabin boy on the great airship Aurora, is about to have an adventure beyond his wildest dreams.

Alligator Bayou
Artist/Author/Cast:
Napoli, Donna Jo
Call Number:
YP F Napoli
Description:

Fourteen-year-old Calogero Scalise and his Sicilian uncles and cousin live in small-town Louisiana in 1898, when Jim Crow laws rule and anti-immigration sentiment is strong, so despite his attempts to be polite and to follow American customs, disaster dogs his family at every turn.

Crazy
Artist/Author/Cast:
Nolan, Han
Call Number:
YP F Nolan
Description:

Fifteen-year-old loner Jason lives a precarious life with his mentally ill father.

Call Number:
YP 975.26 M8252d 2012
Description:

The author, a Rhodes scholar and combat veteran, analyzes factors that influenced him as well as another man of the same name and from the same neighborhood who was drawn into a life of drugs and crime and ended up serving life in prison, focusing on the influence of relatives, mentors, and social expectations that could have led either of them on different paths.

Geronimo
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bruchac, Joseph
Call Number:
YP F Bruchac
Description:

For this new historical novel, the acclaimed author of "Sacajawea" now turns his attention to the great Apache warrior and spiritual leader.

Call Number:
F Leavitt
Description:

When sixteen-year-old Mallory learns that her boyfriend, Jeremy, is cheating on her with his cyber "wife," she rebels against technology by following her grandmother's list of goals from 1962, with help from her younger sister, Ginnie.

Gold Medal for Weird
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sylvester, Kevin
Call Number:
YP 796.48 S9854g 2007
Description:

Describes unusual events or facts about the Olympic games, such as the Canadian coin hidden in the ice during the 2002 Winter Games that gave luck to the Canadian hockey team.

Grave Mercy
Artist/Author/Cast:
LaFevers, Robin
Call Number:
F LaFevers
Description:

Ismae trains as an assassin at the convent of St. Mortain. Can she really do what is asked of her?

Call Number:
YP F Harvey
Description:

Sixteen-year-old Violet Willoughby has been part of her mother's Spiritualist scam since she was nine, but during an 1872 house party in Hampshire, England, she is horrified to learn that she can actually see ghosts, one of whom wants Violet to solve her murder.

Call Number:
YP 811.54 E582h 2011
Description:

Quebrado has been a slave on captain Bernadino de Talavera's pirate ship for years, but when a hurricane sinks the ship and kills most of the crew, Quebrado escapes to safety and finds acceptance and refuge in a nearby village.

Call Number:
YP 92 Lee 2008
Description:

This biography tells the story of how Harper Lee struggled to become an author and created one of the most popular novels of the 20th century.

Is the End of the World Near?: From Crackpot Predictions to Scientific Scenarios
Artist/Author/Cast:
Miller, Ron
Call Number:
YP 001.9 M6496i 2012
Description:

Introduces end of the world scenarios, including self-destruction through nuclear war or continued environmental exploitation, humanity wiped out by a pandemic, or an asteroid or comet strike destroying Earth.

King of the Screwups
Artist/Author/Cast:
Going, K. L.
Call Number:
F Going
Description:

After getting in trouble yet again, popular high school senior Liam, who never seems to live up to his wealthy father's expectations, is sent to live in a trailer park with his gay "glam-rocker" uncle.

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Artist/Author/Cast:
Ward, Rachel
Call Number:
F Ward
Description:

Fifteen-year-old Jem knows when she looks at someone the exact date they'll die.

Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fleischman, John
Call Number:
YP 362.197481 F5965p
Description:

Gage, foreman of a railroad construction gang, survived an iron rod being blasted through his brain in 1848, and the subsequent study of him contributed to the modern understanding of the central nervous system.

Photo By Brady: A Picture of the Civil War
Artist/Author/Cast:
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Call Number:
973.73 A7364p 2004
Description:

The story of the Civil War as seen through the lenses of the field photographers hired by Matthew Brady, who traveled with troops and made visual records of what they saw.

Photography: An Illustrated History
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sandler, Martin W.
Call Number:
YP 770.9 S2175p
Description:

Presents the history of photography from the daguerreotypes of the mid-1800s to its acceptance as an art form and more.

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