9th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 9th Graders from the Weber County Library

Call Number:
YP 973.922092 S9727p 2013
Description:

Recounts the 35th president's assassination and details key events while sharing informative back matter and archival photographs.

A Bone From a Dry Sea
Artist/Author/Cast:
Dickinson, Peter
Call Number:
YP F Dickinson
Description:

In two parallel stories, a young female member of a prehistoric tribe becomes instrumental in advancing her people, and a present-day girl visits her paleontologist father on a dig in Africa where they discover important fossil remains.

A Confusion of Princes
Artist/Author/Cast:
Nix, Garth
Call Number:
YP F Nix
Description:

Battling aliens, space pirates, and competitors, Prince Khemri meets a young woman, named Raine, and learns more than he expected about the hidden workings of a vast, intergalactic Empire, and about himself.

As Easy as Falling off the Face of the Earth
Artist/Author/Cast:
Perkins, Lynne Rae
Call Number:
YP F Perkins
Description:

A teenaged boy encounters one comedic calamity after another when his train strands him in the middle of nowhere, and everything comes down to luck.

Best Shot in the West: The Adventures of Nat Love
Artist/Author/Cast:
McKissack, Patricia C.; McKissack, Fredrick L.; DuBurke, Randy (Illustrator); Chronicle Books Staff; Duburke, Randy (Illustrator)
Call Number:
GN YP 978.02092 M1587b 20
Description:

Describes, in graphic novel format, the life of Nat Love, also known as Deadwood Dick, who grew up to become the most famous African-American cowboy in the Old West.

Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rappaport, Doreen
Call Number:
YP 940.5318 R2214b 2012
Description:

Twenty-one accounts of Jewish defiance during World War II.

Blood Red Horse
Artist/Author/Cast:
Grant, K. M.
Call Number:
F Grant
Description:

Two brothers are called by King Richard to fight in the Crusades. They are bound together by a special horse and a girl they both love.

Chasing Lincoln's Killer
Artist/Author/Cast:
Swanson, James L.
Call Number:
YP 973.7092 S9727c 2009
Description:

Recounts the escape of John Wilkes Booth, Abraham Lincoln's assassin, and follows the intensive twelve-day search for him and his accomplices.

Cinder
Artist/Author/Cast:
Meyer, Marissa
Call Number:
YP F Meyer
Description:

As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.

Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lester, Julius
Call Number:
YP F Lester
Description:

When gambling debts and greed enter into the Butler household, Pierce Butler decides to host the biggest slave auction in American history.

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