12th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 12th Graders from the Weber County Library

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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