11th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 11th Graders from the Weber County Library

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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.

Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kidder, Tracy
Call Number:
YP 92 Farmer 2013
Description:

Traces the efforts of Dr. Paul Farmer to transform healthcare on a global scale, documenting his visits to some of the world's most impoverished regions and the unconventional methods that enabled him to improve and save lives.

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.

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.

Open Your Eyes: Extraordinary Experiences in Faraway Places
Artist/Author/Cast:
Paterson, Katherine; Salisbury, Graham; Dellums, Piper; Davis, Jill (Editor); Partridge, Elizabeth; Morgenstern, Susie (Editor); Lowry, Lois; Anderson, M. T.; Krull, Kathleen; Fritz, Jean; Mazer, Harry
Call Number:
YP 910.4 O612 2003
Description:

In Open Your Eyes, ten writers will be your guides to the journeys that changed their lives.

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.

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.

The Adoration of Jenna Fox
Artist/Author/Cast:
Pearson, Mary E.
Call Number:
F Pearson
Description:

In the not-too-distant future, when biotechnological advances have made synthetic bodies and brains possible but illegal, a seventeen-year-old girl, recovering from a serious accident and suffering from memory lapses, learns a startling secret about her existence.

The Book of the Lion
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cadnum, Michael
Call Number:
YP F Cadnum
Description:

17-year-old Edmund finds himself traveling to the Holy Land as squire to a knight crusader on his way to join the forces of Richard the Lionheart.

The First Part Last
Artist/Author/Cast:
Johnson, Angela
Call Number:
YP F Johnson
Description:

Bobby's life is forever changed after he becomes a father.

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.

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.

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