9th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 9th Graders from the Weber County Library

Call Number:
YP F Lisle
Description:

In 1942, Robert and his cousin Elliot uncover long-hidden family secrets while staying in their grandparents' Rhode Island town, where they also become involved with a German artist who is suspected of being a spy.

Call Number:
YP F Salerni
Description:

Returning to her hometown of Catawissa, Pennsylvania, in 1867 to marry a man she has never met, seventeen-year-old Verity Boone gets caught up in the a mystery surrounding the graves of her mother and aunt and a dangerous hunt for Revolutionary-era gold.

The Duel: The Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr
Artist/Author/Cast:
St. George, Judith
Call Number:
YP 973.46092 S7745d 2009
Description:

The lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr were intertwined for some twenty-five years, with their resentments and misunderstandings culminating in a tragic duel.

The Legend of Bass Reeves
Artist/Author/Cast:
Paulsen, Gary
Call Number:
YP F Paulsen
Description:

An account of the life of Bass Reeves, federal marshal.

Call Number:
YP F Zarr
Description:

Sixteen-year-old San Franciscan Lucy Beck-Moreau once had a promising future as a concert pianist. Her chance at a career has passed, and she decides to help her ten-year-old piano prodigy brother, Gus, map out his own future, even as she explores why she enjoyed piano in the first place.

The Naming
Artist/Author/Cast:
Croggon, Alison
Call Number:
YP F Croggon
Description:

A manuscript from the lost civilization of Edil-Amarandah chronicles the experiences of sixteen-year-old Maerad, an orphan gifted in the magic and power of the Bards, as she escapes from slavery and begins to learn how to use her Gift to stave off the evil Darkness that threatens to consume her world.

The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat
Artist/Author/Cast:
Pollan, Michael; Chevat, Richie (Adapted by)
Call Number:
YP 338.10973 C5277o 2009
Description:

In a smart, compelling format with updated facts, plenty of photos, graphs, and visuals, this book encourages kids to consider the personal and global health implications of their food choices.

The Running Dream
Artist/Author/Cast:
Van Draanen, Wendelin
Call Number:
YP F Van Draanen
Description:

When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a wonderful way to help rekindle her dream of running again.

The Scorpio Races
Artist/Author/Cast:
Stiefvater, Maggie
Call Number:
F Stiefvater
Description:

Some race to win. Others race to survive. It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races.

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.

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