9th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 9th Graders from the Weber County Library

Jepp, Who Defied the Stars
Artist/Author/Cast:
Marsh, Katherine
Call Number:
YP F Marsh
Description:

Jepp, a teenage dwarf living in 16th century Europe, leaves home to seek his destiny.

Lost in the River of Grass
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rorby, Ginny
Call Number:
YP F Rorby
Description:

When two Florida teenagers become stranded on a tiny island in the Everglades, they attempt to walk ten miles through swampland to reach civilization.

March
Artist/Author/Cast:
Brooks, Geraldine
Call Number:
F Brooks
Description:

(Fiction, 2006) Brooks shares the untold story of Father March from Louisa May Alcott’s "Little Women" as he joins other Union soldiers in the Civil War.

Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary
Artist/Author/Cast:
Partridge, Elizabeth
Call Number:
YP 323.1196 P2752m 2009
Description:

This book recounts the three months of protest that took place before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s landmark march from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery to promote equal rights and help African-Americans earn the right to vote.

Matched
Artist/Author/Cast:
Condie, Ally
Call Number:
YP F Condie
Description:

Does perfect citizen Cassia have the courage to go against the status quo in her perfect Society--for love?

Call Number:
YP F Woodson
Description:

Twelve-year-old Lafayette's close relationship with his older brother Charlie changes after Charlie is released from a detention home and blames Lafayette for the death of their mother.

Nevermore: A Photobiography of Edgar Allan Poe
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lange, Karen
Call Number:
YP 92 Poe 2009
Description:

This intriguing photobiography examines the life and times of the author and poet who would have a huge influence on future generations of writers, poets, artists, and even songwriters. Poe pioneered the psychological horror story, the detective story, and the emerging genre of science fiction.

Passion Blue
Artist/Author/Cast:
Strauss, Victoria
Call Number:
YP F Strauss
Description:

In fifteenth-century Italy, seventeen-year-old Giulia, a Count's illegitimate daughter, buys a talisman hoping it will bring her true love to save her from life in a convent.

Pop

Call Number:
YP F Korman
Description:

Lonely after a midsummer move to a new town, sixteen-year-old high-school quarterback Marcus Jordan becomes friends with a retired professional linebacker who is great at training him, but whose childish behavior keeps Marcus in hot water.

Seize the Story: A Handbook for Teens Who Like to Write
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hanley, Victoria
Call Number:
YP 808.02 H2418s 2008
Description:

Offers advice to teenaged authors on the techniques of originating, developing, and editing fiction; profiles successful teen authors; and answers common questions about the writing process.

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