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2014 Summer Reading: Grades 9 -12

Recommended reading list for grades 9-12
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The Fault in Our Stars By John Green Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142424179
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Published: Penguin Books - April 8th, 2014

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has
bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her
final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist
named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group,
Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful,
bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars brilliantly explores
the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

Jefferson's Sons: A Founding Father’s Secret Children By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142421840
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Puffin Books - January 10th, 2013

This story of Thomas Jefferson's children by one of his slaves, Sally Hemings, tells a darker piece of America's history from an often unseen perspective-that of three of Jefferson's slaves-including two of his own children.

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe By Benjamin Alire Sáenz Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442408937
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2014

A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021)

This Printz Honor Book is a “tender, honest exploration of identity” (Publishers Weekly) that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship.

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world.

Homeland (Little Brother #2) By Cory Doctorow Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765333704
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Published: Tor Teen - May 27th, 2014

In Cory Doctorow's wildly successful Little Brother, young Marcus Yallow was arbitrarily detained and brutalized by the government in the wake of a terrorist attack on San Francisco—an experience that led him to become a leader of the whole movement of technologically clued-in teenagers, fighting back against the tyrannical security state.

Out of the Easy By Ruta Sepetys Cover Image
ISBN: 9780147508430
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Published: Philomel Books - March 4th, 2014

“A haunting peek at the life of a teenage girl in 1950s New Orleans.”--Entertainment Weekly