10th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 10th Graders from the Weber County Library

The Devil's Paintbox
Artist/Author/Cast:
McKernan, Victoria
Call Number:
YP F McKernan
Description:

In 1865, fifteen-year-old Aiden and his thirteen-year-old sister Maddy, penniless orphans, leave drought-stricken Kansas on a wagon train hoping for a better life in Seattle, but find there are still many hardships to be faced.

The Fellowship of the Ring
Artist/Author/Cast:
Tolkien, J. R. R.; Lee, Alan (Illustrator)
Call Number:
YP F/F Tolkien
Description:

The first volume in the classic fantasy series, the Lord of the Rings, in which the quest to destroy the One Ring begins.

Call Number:
YP F Zindel
Description:

In 1945, having joined his father at Los Alamos, where he and other scientists are working on a secret project to end World War II, thirteen-year-old Stephen becomes caught in a web of secrecy and intrigue.

The Heart Is Not a Size
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kephart, Beth
Call Number:
YP F Kephart
Description:

Fifteen-year-old Georgia learns a great deal about herself and her troubled best friend Riley when they become part of a group of suburban Pennsylvania teenagers that go to Anapra, a squatters village in the border town of Juarez, Mexico, to undertake a community construction project.

The Mysteries of Beethoven's Hair
Artist/Author/Cast:
Martin, Russell; Nibley, Lydia
Call Number:
YP 780.92 M3827m 2009
Description:

A lock of Ludwig van Beethoven's hair was cut off his head on his deathbed in 1827. It ended up in Nazi-occupied Denmark in 1943. In 1994, it was sold at auction to two men who studied the hair for forensic evidence of Beethoven's deafness and cause of death.

The Raft
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bodeen, S. A.
Call Number:
F Bodeen
Description:

Robbie's last-minute flight to the Midway Atoll proves to be a nightmare when the plane goes down in shark-infested waters. Fighting for her life, the co-pilot Max pulls her onto the raft, and that's when the real terror begins.

The Red Necklace: A Story of the French Revolution
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gardner, Sally
Call Number:
YP F Gardner
Description:

In the late eighteenth-century, Sido, the twelve-year-old daughter of a self-indulgent marquis, and Yann, a fourteen-year-old Gypsy orphan raised to perform in a magic show, face a common enemy at the start of the French Revolution.

The Wicked and the Just
Artist/Author/Cast:
Coats, J. Anderson
Call Number:
YP F Coats
Description:

In medieval Wales, follows Cecily whose family is lured by cheap land and the duty of all Englishman to help keep down the "vicious" Welshmen, and Gwenhwyfar, a Welsh girl who must wait hand and foot on her new English mistress.

Tree Shaker: The Story of Nelson Mandela
Artist/Author/Cast:
Keller, Bill
Call Number:
YP 92 Mandela 2008
Description:

The story of Nelson Mandela, who challenged apartheid in South Africa.

Underground
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ferris, Jean
Call Number:
YP F Ferris
Description:

Used to being sold, Charlotte is unfazed by her new position at Mammoth Cave Hotel, until she meets Stephen.

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