12th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 12th Graders from the Weber County Library

The Good Braider
Artist/Author/Cast:
Farish, Terry
Call Number:
F Farish
Description:

Follows Viola as she survives brutality in war-torn Sudan, makes a perilous journey, lives as a refugee in Egypt, and finally reaches Portland, Maine, where her quest for freedom and security is hampered by memories of past horrors and the traditions her mother and other Sudanese adults hold dear.

Call Number:
F Gaiman
Description:

It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond the world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive: there is primal horror here, and menace unleashed - within his family and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it. His only defense is three women, on a farm at the end of the lane. The youngest of them claims that her duckpond is ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang.

The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wolf, Allan
Call Number:
F Wolf
Description:

Recreates the 1912 sinking of the Titanic as observed by millionaire John Jacob Astor, a beautiful young Lebanese refugee finding first love, "Unsinkable" Molly Brown, Captain Smith, and others including the iceberg itself.

They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
Call Number:
YP 322.420973 B2926t 2010
Description:

Documents the history and origin of the Ku Klux Klan from its beginning in Pulaski, Tennessee, and provides personal accounts, congressional documents, diaries, and more.

What Color Is Your Parachute? for Teens: Discovering Yourself, Defining Your Future
Artist/Author/Cast:
Christen, Carol; Bolles, Richard Nelson
Call Number:
YP 331.7023 C5545w 2010
Description:

A job-hunting manual for teens helps high school and college students zero in on their favorite skills and apply that knowledge to finding their perfect major or job.

When the Emperor Was Divine
Artist/Author/Cast:
Otsuka, Julie
Call Number:
F Otsuka
Description:

Otsuka researched historical sources and her own grandparents' experiences as background for this spare yet poignant first novel about the ordeal of a Japanese family sent to an internment camp during World War II.

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