12th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 12th Graders from the Weber County Library

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Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II
Artist/Author/Cast:
Zuckoff, Mitchell
Call Number:
998.2 Z943f 2013
Description:

In Nov. 1942 a U.S. cargo plane crashed into the Greenland ice cap, the B-17 sent on the search-and-rescue mission got caught in a storm and also crashed, miraculously all nine men aboard survived. A second rescue operation was launched, but the plane, the Grumman Duck, flew into a storm and vanished. The survivors of the B-17 spent 148 days fighting to stay alive while waiting for rescue by famed explorer Bernt Balchen. Then in 2012 the U.S. Coast Guard and North South Polar mount an expedition to solve the mystery of the vanished plane and recover the remains of the lost plane's crew.

Getting Away With Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case
Artist/Author/Cast:
Crowe, Chris
Call Number:
YP 364.1523 C9533g 2003
Description:

Presents a true account of the murder of fourteen-year-old, Emmett Till, in Mississippi, in 1955.

The Glass Castle
Artist/Author/Cast:
Walls, Jeannette
Call Number:
362.82092 W2152g
Description:
Glow
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ryan, Amy Kathleen
Call Number:
YP F Ryan
Description:

Part of the first generation to be conceived in deep space, fifteen-year-old Waverly is expected to marry young and have children to populate a new planet, but a violent betrayal by the dogmatic leader of their sister ship could have devastating consequences.

Going Solo
Artist/Author/Cast:
Dahl, Roald
Call Number:
92 Dahl 1988
Description:

As a young man working in East Africa for the Shell Company, Roald Dahl recounts his adventures living in the jungle and later flying a fighter plane in World War II.

Good Poems
Artist/Author/Cast:
Keillor, Garrison (Author, Editor)
Call Number:
811.008 G646
Description:

Keillor offers accessible selections for people who say they don't like poetry.

Hostage Three
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lake, Nick
Call Number:
F Lake
Description:

Seventeen-year-old Amy, her father, and her stepmother become hostages when Somalian pirates seize their yacht, but although she builds a bond with one of her captors it becomes brutally clear that the price of life and its value are two very different things.

I Am Malala
Artist/Author/Cast:
Yousafzai, Malala
Call Number:
371.822 Y8288i 2013
Description:

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price.

In the Shadow of the Lamp
Artist/Author/Cast:
Dunlap, Susanne
Call Number:
YP F Dunlap
Description:

It's 1854 and sixteen-year-old Molly would give anything to change her circumstances as a lowly servant in a posh London house. So when she hears of an opportunity to join the nurses who will be traveling with Florence Nightingale to the Crimea, she jumps at the chance.

Incarceron
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fisher, Catherine
Call Number:
F Fisher
Description:
Ink and Bone
Artist/Author/Cast:
Caine, Rachel
Call Number:
F Caine
Description:
Little People and a Lost World: An Anthropological Mystery
Artist/Author/Cast:
Goldenberg, Linda
Call Number:
YP 569.9 G6188L 2007
Description:

Archaeologists discovered a small humanlike skull on Flores Island during a 2003 dig. Was this an ancestor to us all or just a very small human being?

Lost Subs: From the Hunley to the Kursk, the Greatest Submarines Ever Lost--and Found
Artist/Author/Cast:
Dunmore, Spencer; Ballard, Robert D. (Introduction by); Marschall, Ken
Call Number:
363.12365 D9226L
Description:

Beginning with a history of the first attempts at submarine invention, this book provides a chronological look at some of the best-known submarines and the men responsible for the major innovations.

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sheinkin, Steve
Call Number:
YP 959.704 S5437m
Description:
Payback Time
Artist/Author/Cast:
Deuker, Carl
Call Number:
YP F Deuker
Description:

Overweight, somewhat timid Mitch reluctantly agrees to be the sports reporter for the Lincoln High newspaper because he is determined to be a writer, but he senses a real story in Angel, a talented football player who refuses to stand out on the field--or to discuss his past.

Private Peaceful
Artist/Author/Cast:
Morpurgo, Michael
Call Number:
YP F Morpurgo
Description:

When Thomas Peaceful's older brother is forced to join the British Army, Thomas decides to sign up as well, although he is only fourteen years old, to prove himself to his country, his family, his childhood love, Molly, and himself.

Revolution
Artist/Author/Cast:
Donnelly, Jennifer
Call Number:
F Donnelly
Description:

An angry, grieving seventeen-year-old musician facing expulsion from her prestigious Brooklyn private school travels to Paris to complete a school assignment and uncovers a diary written during the French Revolution.

Sabriel
Artist/Author/Cast:
Nix, Garth; Dillon, Leo (Illustrator); Dillon, Diane (Illustrator)
Call Number:
YP F Nix
Description:

Sabriel, a young mage, must travel into the Old Kingdom in search of her missing father and fight death itself.

Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network That Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bowers, Rick; Henderson, Wade (Foreword by)
Call Number:
YP 323.1196073 B7867s 201
Description:

In the 1950s and 1960s, the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission compiled secret files on more than 87,000 private citizens in the most extensive state spying program in U.S. history. Its mission: to save segregation.

Steve Jobs: Insanely Great
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hartland, Jessie
Call Number:
GN 92 Jobs
Description:

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