9th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 9th Graders from the Weber County Library

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Steelheart
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sanderson, Brandon
Call Number:
YP F Sanderson
Description:

At age eight, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superhuman powers, and now, ten years later, he joins the Reckoners -- the only people who are trying to kill the Epics and end their tyranny.

"The President Has Been Shot!": The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Artist/Author/Cast:
Swanson, James L.
Call Number:
YP 973.922092 S9727p
Description:

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

Things Not Seen
Artist/Author/Cast:
Clements, Andrew
Call Number:
YP F Clements
Description:

When fifteen-year-old Bobby wakes up and finds himself invisible, he and his parents and his new blind friend Alicia try to find out what caused his condition and how to reverse it.

Thrice Told Tales: Three Mice Full of Writing Advice
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lewis, Catherine
Call Number:
YP 803 L6734t
Description:

Can one nursery rhyme explain the secrets of the universe? Well, not exactly -- but it can help you understand the difference between bildungsroman, epigram, and epistolary.

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.

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

Throughout high school, as her mother battles cancer, Lupita takes on more responsibility for her family while finding refuge in writing poetry.

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

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