11th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 11th Graders from the Weber County Library

Dark Water
Artist/Author/Cast:
McNeal, Laura
Call Number:
YP F McNeal
Description:

Living in a cottage on her uncle's avocado ranch since her parents' messy divorce, fifteen-year-old Pearl Dewitt meets and falls in love with an illegal migrant worker, and is trapped with him when wildfires approach his makeshift forest home.

Call Number:
370.92 S6838d 2013
Description:

Explores the life, career, and influence of Levittown, Pa., high school teacher and theater director Lou Volpe, focusing on his last school years and following a group of student actors as they work through dramas, both on stage and off.

Epitaph Road
Artist/Author/Cast:
Patneaude, David
Call Number:
YP F Patneaude
Description:

In 2097, men are a small and controlled minority in a utopian world ruled by women, and fourteen-year-old Kellen must fight to save his father from an outbreak of the virus that killed ninety-seven percent of the male population thirty years earlier.

Every Bone Tells a Story
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rubalcaba, Jill; Robertshaw, Peter
Call Number:
930.1 R8942e 2010
Description:

When did language begin? How did early humans populate the globe? By looking closely at four of the most significant hominins ever discovered, the authors explain how Turkana Boy, Lapedo Child, Kennewick Man, and Iceman have influenced debates about the nature of the earliest members of the family Hominidae.

Call Number:
F Salisbury
Description:

Following orders from the United States Army, several young Japanese American men train K-9 units to hunt Asians during World War II.

Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fogarty, Mignon; Haya, Erwin (Illustrator)
Call Number:
YP 428.2 F6552g 2011
Description:

For beginners to more advanced students, this guide covers it all: the parts of speech, sentences, and punctuation are all explained clearly and concisely with the warmth, wit, and accessibility Grammar Girl is known for. 

Guinea Pig Scientists: Bold Self-experimenters in Science and Medicine
Artist/Author/Cast:
Boring, Mel; Dendy, Leslie; Mordan, C. B. (Illustrator); Mordan, C. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
YP 616.027 D3915g 2005
Description:

Stories of ten men and women, from the 1770s to the present, who devoted their lives, and sometimes risked them, to answer some of the big questions in science and medicine.

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

For thirteen years, Ben Tomlin was an only child. But all that changes when his mother brings home Zan -- an eight-day-old chimpanzee.

Impossible
Artist/Author/Cast:
Werlin, Nancy
Call Number:
F Werlin
Description:

When seventeen-year-old Lucy discovers her family is under an ancient curse by an evil Elfin Knight, she realizes to break the curse she must perform three impossible tasks before her daughter is born in order to save them both.

Call Number:
F Green
Description:

Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.

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