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									               MUST HAVE TITLES
June 2, 2011

               We value reading. We
               value the thoughts
               shared by those who
               read widely. We value
               the understading of
               the human condition
               that comes through
               seeing the world
               through someone
               else’s lens. We value
               the collected culture of
               humanity that has
               been passed down to
               us through what we
               read today, and we
               cherish the fact that
               we will contribute to
               that culture.

               We believe that
               students need to
               balance their
               academic reading with
               reading of their own
               choice. We believe
               reading is

                                           Help Us Build Classroom Libraries
                                           We need high-interest reading
                                                        As a district, we are    English Classes, we are
                                                    passionate advocates of      asking the community to          To donate a text,
                                                    reading. Our goal is to      donate the following         please drop it off at the
                                                    help develop students        titles so that we can        main office during the
        Book Drive                                  for a lifetime of reading,   build classroom              designated dates and
                                                    to capitalize on the         libraries.  In addition to   mark it ℅ Patrick
                                                    instinctive curiosity of     our work with classic        Higgins, Supervisor of
         June 6                           June 14   young adults, and to         literature, having high-     Humanities.
         June 7                           June 17   create a community of        interest reading
         June 8                           June 20   readers within our           materials consistently on
         June 13                          June 21   schools.                     hand for students is a
                                                        In an effort to help     key piece of our
                                                    our students select high-    curricular changes to
                                                    interest reading             College Prep English in
                                                    materials for their          grades 9-11.  

                              Must Have Titles                       •Thirteen Reasons Why, Jay Asher       •House of the Scorpion, Nancy
                              Organized by Theme                     •This Lullaby, Sarah Dessen            Farmer
                              Coming of Age/Peer Pressure/
                                                                     •The Truth About Forever, Sarah        •How I Live Now, Meg Rosoff
                              Relationships                          Dessen                                 •Life as We Knew It, Susan Beth
                              •The Bluford Series, Paul Langan       •Twisted, Laurie Halse Anderson        Pfeffer
                              •The Book Thief, Markus Zusak          •Tyrell, Coe Booth                     •Mother’s Helper, A. Bates
                              •Cut, Patricia McCormack               •Upstate, Kalisha Buckhanon            •Rash, Pete Hautman
                              •Dark Angel, Davis Klass               •Water for Elephants Gruen             •Rebel Angels, Libba Bray
                              •Dreamland, Sarah Dessen               •The Help, Stockett                    •Remember Me, Christopher Pike
                              •Evolution, Me, and Other Freaks of    •Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kid     •The Twilight Saga series, Stephanie
                              Nature, Robin Brande                   •Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled        Meyer
                              •The First Part Last, Angela Johnson   •Montana 1948, Watson                  •The Uglies series, Scott Westerfeld
                              •Gossip Girl Series, Cecily von        •Fever 1793, Halse Anderson            •Walk of the Spirits, Richie
                              Ziegesar                               •The Absolute Diary of a Part-time     Tankersley Cusick
                              •I am the Messenger, Markus Zusak      Indian, Sherman Alexie                 •Wheel of Time series, Robert Jordan
                              •I Love You Beth Cooper, Larry         •Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories,   •World War Z: An Oral History of
                              Doyle                                  Chris Crutcher                         the Zombie War, Max Brooks
                              •Invisible, Pete Hautman               •Dairy Queen, Catherine Murdock        •The Time Traveler's Wife,
                              •It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Ned       •Fat Kid Rules theWorld, K.L. Going    Niffengger
                              Vizzini                                •Life if Funny, E.R. Frank             •Dreaming Anastasia, Preble
                              •Just Listen, Sarah Dessen             •Make Lemonade, Virginia Euwer         •Digital Fortress, Dan Brown
                              •The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini      Wolff                                  •Angels & Demons, Dan Brown
                              •Lemonade Mouth, Mark Peter            •True Believer, Virginia Euwer Wolff   •Deception Point, Dan Brown
                              Hughes                                 •Notes from the Midnight Driver,       •The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
                              •Looking for Alaska, John Green        Jordan Sonnenblick                     •The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown
                              •Madapple, Christina Meldrum           •Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida, Victor   •Unwind, Neal Shusterman
                              •Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac,        Martinez
                                                                                                            Memoir and NonFiction
                              Gabrielle Zevin                        •Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, Chris   •Always Running: La Vida Loca:
                              •My Sister’s Keeper, Jodi Piccoult     Crutcher                               Gang Days in L.A., Luis Rodrigues
                              •Nineteen Minutes, Jodi Piccoult       •Stuck in Neutral, Terry Trueman       •Come Back: A Mother and
                              •The Pact, Jodi Piccoult               •Touching Spirit Bear, Ben Mikalson    Daughter Journey to Hell and Back,
                              •The Perks of Being a Wallflower,       •Whale Talk, Chris Crutcher            Claire and Mia Fontaine
                              Stephen Chbosky
                                                                     Fantasy/Science Fiction/Vampire        •Getting Away with Murder, Chris
                              •Rooftop, Paul Volpini
                                                                     •The Alfred Kropp series, Rick         Rowe
                              •The Rules of Survival, Nancy
                                                                     Yancey                                 •Girl, Interrupted, Susanna Kaysen
                              Werlin                                 •A Certain Slant of Light, Laura       •The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls
                              •Running Out of Time, Margaret
                                                                     Whitcomb                               •Kick Me: Adventures in
                              Peterson Haddix
                                                                     •Cirque du Freak Series, Darren        Adolescence, Paul Feig
                              •The Skin I’m In, Sharon Flake.        Shan                                   •A Long Way Home: Memoirs of a
                              •Sleeping Freshman Never Lie, Davis
                                                                     •The Demonata Series, Darren Shan      Boy Soldier, Ishmael Beah
                                                                     •Den of Shadows Series, Amelia         •Monster: The Autobiography of an
                              •Snitch, Allison van Diepen            Atwater-Rhodes                         L.A. Gang Member, Sanyika, Shakur
                              •Someday This Pain Will Be Useful
                                                                     •Elsewhere, Gabrielle Zevin            •Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but
                              to You, Peter Cameron
                                                                     •The Gemma Doyle trilogy, Libba        True Story About Brain Science,
                              •Someone Like You, Sarah Dessen
                                                                     Bray                                   John Fleischman
                              •A Step from Heaven, An Na             •A Great and Terrible Beauty, Libba    •Running with Scissors, Augusten
                              •Strays, Ron Koertge
                                                                     Bray                                   Burroughs
                              •Street Pharm, Allison van Diepen
                                                                     •The Host, Stephanie Meyer             •True Notebooks, Mark Salzman
                              •That Summer, Sarah Dessen

                              List continued, and some additional titles of

                              •Undaunted Courage, Stephen Ambrose                    •The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Alan
                              •U.S. Army Survival Handbook, Department of the        Moore
                              Army                                                   •Sin City: The Hard Goodbye, Frank Miller
                              •Young Men and Fire, Norman Maclean                    •V is for Vendetta, Alan Moore
                              •Don't Lets Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African         •Watchmen, Alan Moore
                              Childhood, Fuller
                              •The Color of Water, McBride
                                                                                     Disclaimer: The above list is closely based on a list that appeared as an
                              Poetry                                                 appendix in Kelly Gallagher’s book Readicide.  Please feel free to
                              •Burned, Ellen Hopkins                                 purchase a copy of Readicide here.  
                              •Crank, Ellen Hopkins
                                                                                     The Best Books That Will Interest Boys in Grades 9 to 12 for
                              •Glass, Ellen Hopkins                                  Personal Reading
                              •Paint Me Like I Am: Teen Poems from the               •Acceleration, by Graham McNamee
                              WritersCorps, Bill Aquado                              •Black and White, by Paul Volponi
                              •A Rose that Grew from Concrete, Tupac Shakur          •Blankets, by Craig Thompson
                              •Tears for Water, Alicia Keys                          •Dragon and Thief: A Dragonback Adventure, by
                              •Things I Have to Tell You: Poems and Writings by      Timothy Zahn
                              Teenage Girls, Betsy Franco Yas                        •Dunk, by David Lubar
                              •You Hear Me? Poems and Writings by Teenage Boys,      •Feed, by M. T. Anderson
                              Betsy Franco Yas                                       •The Gospel According to Larry, by Janet Tashjian
                                                                                     •Heavy Metal and You, by Chris Krovatin
                              •Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in
                                                                                     •Hitch, by Jeanette Ingold
                              the United States, Ed. Lori M. Carlson                 •Hole in My Life, by Jack Gantos
                              •Sold, Patricia McCormick                              •I Am the Messenger, by Marcus Zusak
                                                                                     •Playing in Traffic, by Gail Giles
                                                                                     •Pool Boy, by Michael Simmons
                              •Ball Don’t Lie, Matt De La Pena                       •Shadow of a Doubt, by S. L. Rottman
                              •Black and White, Paul Volponi                         •Soldier X, by Don Wulffson
                              •Crackback, John Coy                                   •Son of the Mob, by Gordon Korman
                                                                                     •Under the Wolf, Under the Dog, by Adam Rapp
                              •Gym Candy, Carl Deuker
                                                                                     •You Don’t Know Me, by David Klass
                              •Knights of the Hill Country, Tim Tharp
                              •Three Days in August, Buzz Bissinger                  The Best Books That Will Interest Girls in Grades 9 to 12 for
                                                                                     Personal Reading
                              Mystery                                                •Aimee, by Mary Beth Miller
                              •Crazy Little Things, Adam P. Knave
                                                                                     •Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging:
                              •The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,    Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, by Louise Rennison
                              Mark Haddon                                            •Freaky Green Eyes, by Joyce Carol Oates
                              •Fake ID, Walter Sorrells
                                                                                     •Gingerbread, by Rachel Cohn
                              •Falling, Christopher Pike                             •Light Years: A Novel, by Tammar Stein
                              •The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold                        •Poison, by Chris Wooding
                              •The Perfect Shot, Elaine Marie Alphin                 •Prom, by Laurie Halse Anderson
                              •Monster, Walter Dean Myers                            •A Room on Lorelei Street, by Mary E. Pearson
                              Graphic Novels                                         •Saving Francesca, by Melina Marchetta
                              •300, Frank Miller                                     •Split Image, by Mel Glenn
                              •Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller
                                                                                     The Best Books That Will Interest Girls and Boys in Grades 9 to
                                                                                     12 for Personal Reading

MUSTHAVETITLES June 2, 2011   •Behind You, by Jacqueline Woodson
                              •Breathing Underwater, by Alex Flinn
                              •Double Helix, by Nancy Werlin
                              •Emako Blue, by Brenda Woods
                              •Fade to Black, by Alex Flinn
                              •First Crossing: Stories about Teen Immigrants, by
                              Donald R. Gallo
                              •Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices, by Walter Dean
                              •Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow, by Susan
                              Campbell Bartoletti
                              •Hole in My Life, by Jack Gantos
                              •Playing in Traffic, by Gail Giles
                              •Raising the Griffin, by Melissa Wyatt
                              •Razzle, by Ellen Wittlinger
                              •Stoner and Spaz, by Ron Koertge

                              Disclaimer: The above list is closely based on a list compiled by Don Gallo
                              in the May 2006 English Journal for his article titled: “Bold Books for
                              Teenagers: The Very Best Books for High School Readers.”


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