10th Grade Reading List
Reading Suggestions for 10th Graders from the Weber County Library
Ana is an honor student obsessed with being successful at everything academic, Clayton is her thirteen-year-old genius brother, the youngest student in their high school and Zak is gamer who is forced to join the quiz team by his teacher--but when Clayton sneaks off to a science fiction convention in Seattle while they are all there for a quiz bowl tournament, Ana is forced to rely on the unreliable Zak to find him.
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.
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.
Fifteen-year-old Jem knows when she looks at someone the exact date they'll die.
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.
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.
Presents the history of photography from the daguerreotypes of the mid-1800s to its acceptance as an art form and more.
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.
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.
Living with his alcoholic father on a broken-down sailboat on Puget Sound has been hard on seventeen-year-old Chance Taylor, but when his love of running leads to a high-paying job, he quickly learns that the money is not worth the risk.
More than sixty years after her 1943 death in Auschwitz, the words of fourteen-year-old Rutka Laskier, a young Jewish girl from Bedzin, Poland, recreate the everyday lives of the Polish Jews of her town caught up in the Holocaust.
Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protege of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.
Scrap metal scavenger Nailer discovers a beached clipper ship and its only survivor, a wealthy heiress.
Presents the lives, deaths, and scandals involving the fifty-six signers of the Declaration of Independence, including John Adams, John Hancock, and Thomas Jefferson.
As she struggles with her troubled relationship with her mother during the summer of 1960, a young girl is also drawn into the violence, hatred, and racial tension in her small Georgia town.
In an alternate world where industrialization has caused many species of carbon-eating dragons to thrive, Owen, a slayer being trained by his famous father and aunt, and Siobahn, his bard, face a dragon infestation near their small town in Canada.
An account of the Siege of Leningrad reveals the role played by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich and his Leningrad Symphony in rallying and commemorating their fellow citizens.
The story of Nelson Mandela, who challenged apartheid in South Africa.
Used to being sold, Charlotte is unfazed by her new position at Mammoth Cave Hotel, until she meets Stephen.