11th Grade Reading List
Reading Suggestions for 11th Graders from the Weber County Library
Tells the true story of an agender teen who was set on fire by another teen while riding a bus in Oakland, a crime that focuses on the concepts of race, class, gender, crime, and punishment.
When biotechnological advances mean that synthetic bodies and brains are possible—but still illegal—Jenna uncovers secrets about her existence.
Brothers Teodoro and Manny Avila take a road trip to address Manny's PTSD following his tour in Iraq.
Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the mysteries of the cosmos into bite-sized pieces. Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry describes the fundamental rules and unknowns of our universe clearly -- and with Tyson’s characteristic wit, there’s a lot of fun thrown in, too.
Recounts the 1947 government investigation into the motion picture industry by the House Un-American Activities Committee.
In 1610 Rome, Artemisia Gentileschi, seventeen-year-old daughter of a mediocre Renaissance painter, assists her father in his studio and deals with the aftermath of rape.
Upon their father's return, the five Dunbar boys, who have raised themselves since their mother's death, begin to learn family secrets, including that of fourth brother Clay, who will build a bridge for complex reasons, including his own redemption.
Believing that she will never be allowed to participate in the annual Caraval performance when her ruthless father arranges her marriage, Scarlett receives the invitation she has always dreamed of before her sister, Tella, is kidnapped by the show's mastermind organizer.
After her maji mother is killed by the king's guards, Zelie journeys to restore her people's magical abilities.
Pearl Witherington Cornioley, one of the most celebrated female World War II resistance fighters, shares her remarkable story in this firsthand account of her experience as a special agent for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE).
Examines the role of African-Americans in the military through the history of the Triple Nickles, America's first black paratroopers, who fought against attacks perpetrated on the American West by the Japanese during World War II.
Surviving by his wits in an alternative-universe London ruled by a young Queen Victoria, the intrepid young Dodger inadvertently foils a murderous Sweeney Todd's operation and encounters numerous fictional and historical characters, including Darwin, Disraeli and Dickens.
When families go missing, Jane finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy that has her fighting against powerful enemies.
Willowdean enters a beauty pageant to prove to everyone in her Texas town that she is more than just a fat girl.
Two misfits are smart enough to know that first love never lasts but are brave and desperate enough to try.
On New Earth, a world based on a video role-playing game, fourteen-year-old Erik pursuades his friends to aid him in some unusual gambits in order to save Erik's father from exile and safeguard the futures of each of their families.
Known to him/herself only as "A," the narrator of this philosophically electrifying novel wakes up every morning in the body of a different person.
Recounts the achievements of photojournalism pioneers Robert Capa and Gerda Taro as they captured the tragedies of the Spanish Civil War and documented the fight against Facism.
During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl "passes" for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots.