11th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 11th Graders from the Weber County Library

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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.

The Impossible Knife of Memory
Artist/Author/Cast:
Anderson, Laurie Halse
Call Number:
F Anderson
Description:
Looking for Alaska
Artist/Author/Cast:
Green, John
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.

March Toward the Thunder
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bruchac, Joseph
Call Number:
YP F Bruchac
Description:

Louis Nolette, a fifteen-year-old Abenaki Indian, joins the Irish Brigade in 1864 to fight for the Union in the Civil War.

Milkweed
Artist/Author/Cast:
Spinelli, Jerry
Call Number:
YP F Spinelli
Description:

Set in Nazi-occupied Poland just before the Warsaw ghetto uprising, Spinelli's first historical novel tells a tale of heartbreak, hope, and survival though the eyes of a young orphan.

My Beloved World
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sotomayor, Sonia
Call Number:
347.732634 S7185m 2013
Description:

An instant American icon--the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court--tells the story of her life before becoming a judge.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
Artist/Author/Cast:
Douglass, Frederick; Baker Jr., Houston A. (Contribution by); Garrison, William Lloyd (Preface by)
Call Number:
92 Douglass
Description:

Recounts the life of Frederick Douglass as he recorded it, in one of the most compelling autobiographies ever written.

The Night Circus
Artist/Author/Cast:
Morgenstern, Erin
Call Number:
F Morgenstern
Description:

Waging a fierce competition for which they have trained since childhood, circus magicians Celia and Marco unexpectedly fall in love with each other and share a fantastical romance that manifests in fateful ways.

One Whole and Perfect Day
Artist/Author/Cast:
Clarke, Judith
Call Number:
F Clarke
Description:

As her irritating family prepares to celebrate her grandfather's eightieth birthday, sixteen-year-old Lily yearns for just one whole perfect day together.

Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town
Artist/Author/Cast:
St. John, Warren
Call Number:
YP 796.334 S7746o 2012
Description:

American-educated Jordanian Luma Mufleh founds a youth soccer team comprised of children from Liberia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Balkan states, and elsewhere in the refugee settlement town of Clarkston, Georgia, bringing the children together to discover their common bonds as they adjust to life in a new homeland.

The Raven Boys
Artist/Author/Cast:
Stiefvater, Maggie
Call Number:
F Stiefvater
Description:

Though she is from a family of clairvoyants, Blue Sargent's only gift seems to be that she makes other people's talents stronger, and when she meets Gansey, one of the Raven Boys from the expensive Aglionby Academy, she discovers that he has talents of his own--and that together their talents are a dangerous mix.

Revolver
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sedgwick, Marcus
Call Number:
YP F Sedgwick
Description:

Finland, 1910: Fifteen-year-old Sig is shocked to see a hole in the frozen lake outside his family's cabin and to find his father's corpse nearby. Why did Einar steer his dog sled across the lake instead of taking the safer land route? Sig's sister and stepmother go for help, leaving Sig alone with Einar's body in the cabin. Soon after, an armed stranger barges in, demanding a share of Einar's stolen gold.

Seraphina
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hartman, Rachel
Call Number:
YP F Hartman
Description:

In a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce and dragons can assume human form, Seraphina, whose mother died giving birth to her, grapples with her own identity amid magical secrets and royal scandals, while she struggles to accept and develop her extraordinary musical talents.

Sir Charlie: Chaplin, the Funniest Man in the World
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fleischman, Sid
Call Number:
YP 92 Chaplin 2010
Description:

A Newbery Medalist presents one of the most compelling rags-to-riches stories of modern times, in this biography of the legendary Little Tramp, Charlie Chaplin.

Smiles to Go
Artist/Author/Cast:
Spinelli, Jerry
Call Number:
F Spinelli
Description:

Will Tuppence's life has always been ruled by science and common sense but in ninth grade, shaken up by the discovery that protons decay, he begins to see the entire world differently and gains new perspective on his relationships with his little sister and two close friends.

Star-Crossed
Artist/Author/Cast:
Collison, Linda
Call Number:
YP F Collison
Description:

Having been discovered as a stowaway as she tries to reach Barbados, teenaged English orphan Patricia Kelley struggles to survive by learning to be a ship's doctor and by disguising herself as a man when necessary.

Story of a Girl
Artist/Author/Cast:
Zarr, Sara
Call Number:
F Zarr
Description:

Outcast Deanna dreams of escaping her dysfunctional family until she finds the power to forgive.

Stupid Fast
Artist/Author/Cast:
Herbach, Geoff
Call Number:
YP F Herbach
Description:

Just before his sixteenth birthday, Felton Reinstein has a sudden growth spurt that turns him from a small, jumpy, picked-on boy with the nickname of "Squirrel Nut" to a powerful athlete, leading to new friends, his first love, and the courage to confront his family's past and current problems.

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