11th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 11th Graders from the Weber County Library

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The 57 Bus
Artist/Author/Cast:
Slater, Dashka
Call Number:
HS 364.1555 S6317f
Description:

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.

The Adoration of Jenna Fox
Artist/Author/Cast:
Pearson, Mary E.
Call Number:
HS F Pearson
Description:

In the near future, when biotechnological advances have made synthetic bodies and brains possible but illegal, a teen learns the secrets about her existence.

American Road Trip
Artist/Author/Cast:
Flores-Scott, Patrick
Call Number:
HS F Flores-Scott
Description:

Brothers Teodoro and Manny Avila take a road trip to address Manny's PTSD following his tour in Iraq, and to help T. change his life and win the heart of Wendy Martinez.

Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry
Artist/Author/Cast:
Tyson, Neil deGrasse
Call Number:
YP 523.01 T9946a
Description:

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.

Blacklisted!: Hollywood, the Cold War, and the First Amendment
Artist/Author/Cast:
Brimner, Larry Dane
Call Number:
HS 384.80792 B8575h
Description:

Recounts the 1947 government investigation into the motion picture industry by the House Un-American Activities Committee.

Blood Water Paint
Artist/Author/Cast:
McCullough, Joyce
Call Number:
HS F McCullough
Description:

By the time she was seventeen, Artemisia did more than grind pigment. She was one of Rome's most talented painters, even if no one knew her name. But Rome in 1610 was a city where men took what they wanted from women, and in the aftermath of rape Artemisia faced another terrible choice: a life of silence or a life of truth, no matter the cost.

Bridge of Clay
Artist/Author/Cast:
Zusak, Markus
Call Number:
HS F Zusak
Description:

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.

Caraval
Artist/Author/Cast:
Garber, Stephanie
Call Number:
HS F Garber
Description:

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.

Children of Blood and Bone
Artist/Author/Cast:
Adeyemi, Tomi
Call Number:
HS F Adeyemi
Description:

Coming of age in a land where her magi mother was killed by the zealous king's guards along with other former wielders of magic, Zelie embarks on a journey alongside her brother and a fugitive princess to restore her people's magical abilities.

Code Name Pauline: Memoirs of a World War II Special Agent
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cornioley, Pearl Witherington
Call Number:
YP 940.54 C8182c 2013
Description:

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).

Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers
Artist/Author/Cast:
Stone, Tanya Lee
Call Number:
YP 940.541273 S8812c 2013
Description:

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.

Dodger
Artist/Author/Cast:
Pratchett, Terry
Call Number:
HS F/F Pratchett
Description:

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.

Dread Nation
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ireland, Justina
Call Number:
HS F Ireland
Description:

When families go missing, Jane finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy that has her fighting against powerful enemies.

Dumplin'
Artist/Author/Cast:
Murphy, Julie
Call Number:
HS F Murphy
Description:

Sixteen-year-old Willowdean wants to prove to everyone in her small Texas town that she is more than just a fat girl, so, while grappling with her feelings for a co-worker who is clearly attracted to her, Will and some other misfits prepare to compete inthe beauty pageant her mother runs.

Eleanor & Park
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rowell, Rainbow
Call Number:
HS F/F Rowell
Description:

Two misfits are smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

Epic
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kostick, Conor
Call Number:
YP F Kostick
Description:

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.

Every Day
Artist/Author/Cast:
Levithan, David
Call Number:
HS F Levithan
Description:

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.

Eyes of the world: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism
Artist/Author/Cast:
Aronson, Marc
Call Number:
YP 070.49 A7695e
Description:

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.

Flygirl
Artist/Author/Cast:
Smith, Sherri L.
Call Number:
HS F Smith
Description:

During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl "passes" for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots.

The Game of Love and Death
Artist/Author/Cast:
Brockenbrough, Martha
Call Number:
YP F Brockenbrough
Description:

In 1937 Seattle, two seventeen-year-olds, Henry and Flora, become the unwitting pawns in a game played by two immortal figures, Love and Death, where they must choose each other at the end, or one of them will die.

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