Ninth Grade Summer Reading List
by Maya Angelou Year Published:
Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read.
by William Golding Year Published:
William Golding's classic novel about a group of English schoolboys who are stranded on a deserted island remains as relevant today as it was when it was first published in 1954. While at first the boys cooperate, the situation deteriorates as the boys allow their own wild sides to surface in this gripping commentary of human society.
by Walter Dean Myers Year Published:
Readers become both juror and witness in this first-hand, screenplay-format account of a teen's murder trial. "Challenge(s) readers with difficult questions, to which there are no definitive answers."—SLJ