12th Grade Reading List

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I Am Malala
Artist/Author/Cast:
Yousafzai, Malala
Call Number:
YP 371.822 Y8288i 2013
Description:

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price.

Incarceron
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fisher, Catherine
Call Number:
HS F Fisher
Description:

Although there is no escape from Incarceron, a futuristic, intelligent prison, two inmates are determined to try.

Into the Wild
Artist/Author/Cast:
Krakauer, Jon
Call Number:
917.9804 K894i 1997
Description:

Chris McCandless abandons everything to experience life in the Alaskan wilderness.

Just Mercy: Adapted for Young Adults: A True Story of the Fight for Justice
Artist/Author/Cast:
Stevenson, Bryan
Call Number:
YP 340.092 S8472j 2018
Description:

Details the author's personal experience, challenges, and efforts as a lawyer and social advocate to find justice for America's most marginalized people.

Love, Hate & Other Filters
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ahmed, Samira
Call Number:
HS F Ahmed
Description:

Maya is caught between her India-born parents and her dreams when a terrorist attack changes her life forever.

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sheinkin, Steve
Call Number:
YP 959.704 S5437m
Description:

The story of Daniel Ellsberg and his decision to steal and publish secret documents about America's involvement in the Vietnam War

Seraphina
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hartman, Rachel
Call Number:
YP F Hartman
Description:

In a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce and dragons can assume human form, Seraphina, whose mother died giving birth to her, grapples with her own identity amid magical secrets and royal scandals, while she struggles to accept and develop her extraordinary musical talents.

The Serpent King
Artist/Author/Cast:
Zentner, Jeff
Call Number:
HS F Zentner
Description:

The son of a Pentecostal preacher faces his personal demons as he and his two outcast friends try to make it through their senior year of high school in rural Forrestville, Tennessee without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self.

Shout
Artist/Author/Cast:
Anderson, Laurie Halse
Call Number:
HS 811.6 A5478s
Description:

A poetic memoir and urgent call-to-action by the award-winning author of Speak blends free-verse reflections with deeply personal stories from her life to rally today's young people to stand up and fight the abuses, censorship and hatred of today's world.

Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network That Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bowers, Rick; Henderson, Wade (Foreword by)
Call Number:
YP 323.1196073 B7867s 2010
Description:

In the 1950s and 1960s, the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission compiled secret files on more than 87,000 private citizens in the most extensive state spying program in U.S. history. Its mission: to save segregation.

Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different: A Biography
Artist/Author/Cast:
Blumenthal, Karen
Call Number:
YP/HS 92 Jobs
Description:

From the start, his path was never predictable. Steve Jobs was given up for adoption at birth, dropped out of college after one semester, and at the age of twenty, created Apple in his parents' garage with his friend Steve Wozniack. Then came the core and hallmark of his genius--his exacting moderation for perfection, his counterculture life approach, and his level of taste and style that pushed all boundaries.

Strange the Dreamer
Artist/Author/Cast:
Taylor, Laini
Call Number:
HS F Taylor
Description:

In the aftermath of a war between gods and men, a hero, a librarian, and a girl must battle the fantastical elements of a mysterious city stripped of its name.

The Sun Is Also a Star
Artist/Author/Cast:
Yoon, Nicola
Call Number:
HS F Yoon
Description:

Natasha, whose family is hours away from being deported, and Daniel, a first generation Korean American who strives to live up to his parents' expectations, unexpectedly fall in love and must determine which path they will choose in order to be together.

They Both Die at the End
Artist/Author/Cast:
Silvera, Adam
Call Number:
HS F Silvera
Description:

In a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, teenagers Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day.

They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
Call Number:
YP/HS 322.420973 B2926t
Description:

Documents the history and origin of the Ku Klux Klan from its beginning in Pulaski, Tennessee, and provides personal accounts, congressional documents, diaries, and more.

Throne of Glass
Artist/Author/Cast:
Maas, Sarah
Call Number:
HS F/F Maas
Description:

After she has served a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, Crown Prince Dorian offers eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien her freedom on the condition that she act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wolf, Allan
Call Number:
HSF/F Wolf
Description:

Recreates the 1912 sinking of the Titanic as observed by millionaire John Jacob Astor, a beautiful young Lebanese refugee finding first love, "Unsinkable" Molly Brown, Captain Smith, and others including the iceberg itself.

We Are Okay
Artist/Author/Cast:
LaCour, Nina
Call Number:
HS F LaCour
Description:

After leaving her life behind to go to college in New York, Marin must face the truth about the tragedy that happened in the final weeks of summer when her friend Mabel comes to visit.

We Rule the Night
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bartlett, Claire Eliza
Call Number:
HS F Bartlett
Description:

Seventeen-year-olds Revna, the daughter of a traitor, and Linne, the daughter of a general, must use forbidden magic to fly planes in wartime despite their deep dislike of each other.

When Light Left Us
Artist/Author/Cast:
Thomas, Leah
Call Number:
HS F Thomas
Description:

Not long after Hank, Ana, and Milo Vasquez's father leaves, an alien named Luz arrives and uses them to satisfy his curiosity, then leaves them forever changed.

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