10th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 10th Graders from the Weber County Library

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.

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