Tuesday, June 1, 2010

CRLS Grade 9 Summer Reading

Required Reading: The Contender, Robert Lipsyte

CP and Honors classes choose ONE and AP classes choose TWO additional books from the following lists:

Beach Reads
Small Steps, Louis Sachar
Jazmin's Notebook, Nikki Grimes
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Ann Brashares
Twilight series, Stephanie Meyer (choose one)
The Killer's Cousin, Nancy Werlin

The Pearl, John Steinbeck
A Separate Peace, John Knowles
The Chocolate War, Robert Cormier
Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

Historical Fiction
Under the Blood-Red Sun, Graham Salisbury
Catherine Called Birdy, Karen Cushman
Fallen Angels, Walter Dean Myers
Fever 1793, Laurie Halse Anderson
Chain of Fire, Beverley Naidoo and Eric Velasquez

Contemporary Fiction
Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, Sherman Alexie
Forged by Fire series, Sharon Draper (choose one)
Kendra, Coe Booth
If You Come Softly, Jacqueline Woodson

Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Feed, M.T. Anderson
Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling (choose one)
A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L'Engle
The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
Interstellar Pig, William Sleator

We Beat the Streets, Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt, and Sharon Draper
Farewell to Manzanar, James D. Houston and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
When I Was Puerto Rican, Esmeralda Santiago
The Diary of Anne Frank, Anne Frank
Letters to a Bullied Girl, Olivia Gardner, Emily Buder, and Sarah Buder


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