Grades 9-12 Reading List


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2017 Summer Reading List: Students Entering Grades 9-12

Continue learning this summer by reading books of interest that will help develop reading skills. To ensure our students continue to increase their reading fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, we are promoting summer reading and providing parents and students with necessary tools to support this effort.

Summer Reading Goals

Parents and students are encouraged to:

• Read every day for at least 30 minutes.

• Students entering grades 9-12 should read at least 1 book each week including both fiction and nonfiction.

• Complete the Clayton County Reading Log on the back. Return it to school in August for a reward.

Suggested Titles

The Book Thief by Zusak, Markus (Lexile 730L, Historical Fiction)

Code of Honor by Gratz, Alan (Lexile 660L, Adventure Fiction)

Dan Versus Nature by Calame, Don (Lexile 660L, Humor Fiction)

The Darkest Corners by Thomas, Kara (Lexile 740L, Mystery Fiction)

Illuminae by Kaufman, Amie & Kristoff, Jay (Lexile 780L, Science Fiction)

The Kite Runner by Hosseini , Khaled (Lexile 840L, Realistic Fiction)

Labyrinth Lost by Córdova, Zoraida (Lexile 630L, Fantasy Fiction)

March: Book Three by Lewis, John (Lexile 890L, Nonfiction)

Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune by Turner, Pamela S. (Lexile 950L, Biography)

The Sun is Also a Star by Yoon, Nicola (Lexile 650L, Realistic Fiction)

This Land is Our Land by Osborne, Linda Barrett (Lexile 1080L, Nonfiction)

This Savage Song by Schwab, Victoria (Lexile 830L, Fantasy Fiction)

Classics Challenge

9th Grade – Around the World in 80 Days by Verne, Jules

10th Grade – Treasure Island by Stevenson, Robert Louis

11th Grade – The Jungle by Sinclair, Upton

12th Grade – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Wilde, Oscar

Suggested Authors

Austen, Jane

Baldwin, James

Dickens, Charles

Ellison, Ralph

Hurston, Zora Neale

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Shakespeare, William

Steinbeck, John

Walker, Alice

Wright, Richard


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