11th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 11th Graders from the Weber County Library

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.

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.

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.

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.

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