9th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 9th Graders from the Weber County Library

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Toads and Diamonds
Artist/Author/Cast:
Tomlinson, Heather
Call Number:
YP F Tomlinson
Description:

A retelling of the Perrault fairy tale set in pre-colonial India, in which two stepsisters receive gifts from a goddess and each walks her own path to find her gift's purpose, discovering romance along the way.

The Traitors' Gate
Artist/Author/Cast:
Avi; Raude, Karina (Illustrator)
Call Number:
YP F Avi
Description:

When his father is arrested as a debtor in 1849 London, fourteen-year-old John Huffam must take on unexpected responsibilities, from asking a distant relative for help to determining why people are spying on him and his family.

Trash
Artist/Author/Cast:
Mulligan, Andy
Call Number:
YP F Mulligan
Description:

Fourteen-year-olds Raphael and Gardo team up with a younger boy, Rat, to figure out the mysteries surrounding a bag Raphael finds during their daily life of sorting through trash in a third-world country's dump.

Under the Mesquite
Artist/Author/Cast:
McCall, Guadalupe Garcia
Call Number:
F McCall
Description:

Throughout her high school years, as her mother battles cancer, Lupita takes on more responsibility for her house and seven younger siblings, while finding refuge in acting and writing poetry.

War
Artist/Author/Cast:
Junger, Sebastian
Call Number:
958.1047 J9545w 2010
Description:

An enthralling account of one platoon's 15-month tour of duty in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley.

Warrior Girl: A Novel of Joan of Arc
Artist/Author/Cast:
Chandler, Pauline
Call Number:
YP F Chandler
Description:

Although surrounded by treachery, Mariane, a young mute, battles alongside her cousin, Joan of Arc, for the liberation of France from the English.

What the World Eats
Artist/Author/Cast:
D'Aluisio, Faith; Menzel, Peter (Author, Photographer)
Call Number:
641.3002 M5515w 2008
Description:

A photographic collection exploring what the world eats, featuring portraits of twenty-five families from twenty-one countries surrounded by a week's worth of food.

Artist/Author/Cast:
Bleiman, Andrew
Call Number:
591.392 B6468z 2012
Description:

Features full-color photos and fascinating facts on exotic baby animals from every corner of the world.

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