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Webster Groves High School

Some specific grade-level recommendations include:


Entering 9th Grade:
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Coyote Waits by Tony Hillerman
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

Entering 10th Grade:
Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya
The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Any novel or text written by a non-American writer

Entering 11th Grade:
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
The Nickel Boys: A Novel by Colson Whitehead
Any novel or text written by an American writer

Entering 12th Grade:
A List of Cages by Robin Roe
An Uninterrupted View of the Sky by Melanie Crowder
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper
Far From the Tree by Robin Benway
How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child by Sandra Uwiringiyimana with Abigail Pesta
If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Luna by Julie Anne Peters
On a Clear Day by Walter Dean Myers
Renegades by Marissa Meyer
Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali
Shift by Jennifer Bradbury
Solo by Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess
Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater
The Clockwork Dynasty: A Novel by Daniel H. Wilson
The Memory of Things: A Novel by Gae Polisner
The Sun is Also Star by Nicola Yoon
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin
Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman
Warcross by Marie Lu
Whirligig by Paul Fleischman

For senior students enrolled in AP English Lit, the following texts are recommended:
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

 

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) Cover Image
$16.14
ISBN: 9781250170972
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 6th, 2018

Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet #1) Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780812550702
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Published: Tor Science Fiction - July 15th, 1994

Coyote Waits: A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Cover Image
$14.44
ISBN: 9780062895523
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - January 7th, 2020

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Cover Image
$7.64
ISBN: 9780140384512
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Published: Puffin Books - November 27th, 2001

The Running Dream Cover Image
$9.34
ISBN: 9780375866289
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Published: Ember - January 10th, 2012

Nectar in a Sieve Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481927383
Availability: Special Order
Published: Createspace - January 7th, 2013

The Sound of Waves (Vintage International) Cover Image
By Yukio Mishima, Meredith Weatherby (Translated by)
$13.56
ISBN: 9780679752684
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Published: Vintage - October 4th, 1994

Everything, Everything Cover Image
$9.34
ISBN: 9780553496673
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Published: Ember - March 7th, 2017

The Grapes of Wrath Cover Image
By John Steinbeck, Robert DeMott (Introduction by)
$15.30
ISBN: 9780143039433
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Published: Penguin Classics - March 28th, 2006

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780679424741
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Published: Modern Library - May 18th, 1993

The Nickel Boys: A Novel Cover Image
$13.56
ISBN: 9780345804341
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Published: Anchor - June 30th, 2020

A List of Cages Cover Image
$8.49
ISBN: 9781484776407
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 5th, 2017

An Uninterrupted View of the Sky Cover Image
$9.34
ISBN: 9780147512505
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Published: Penguin Books - April 30th, 2019

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9781250112880
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Published: Picador - March 5th, 2019

Far from the Tree Cover Image
$10.19
ISBN: 9780062330635
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Published: HarperTeen - June 4th, 2019

How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child Cover Image
$8.49
ISBN: 9780062470157
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 15th, 2018

If Beale Street Could Talk (Vintage International) Cover Image
$12.71
ISBN: 9780307275936
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Published: Vintage - October 10th, 2006

Long Way Down Cover Image
$10.19
ISBN: 9781481438261
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 2nd, 2019

Luna Cover Image
$9.34
ISBN: 9780316011273
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 2006

On a Clear Day Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385387569
Availability: Special Order
Published: Ember - October 13th, 2015

Renegades Cover Image
$9.34
ISBN: 9781250180636
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Published: Square Fish - October 2nd, 2018

Saints and Misfits Cover Image
$10.19
ISBN: 9781481499255
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - June 12th, 2018

Shift Cover Image
$11.04
ISBN: 9781442408524
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 3rd, 2012

Solo Cover Image
$9.34
ISBN: 9780310761884
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Blink - July 23rd, 2019

Spill Zone Book 1 Cover Image
By Scott Westerfeld, Alex Puvilland (Illustrator)
$12.74
ISBN: 9781250158727
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Published: First Second - July 10th, 2018

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9780374303235
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 17th, 2017

The Memory of Things: A Novel Cover Image
$9.34
ISBN: 9781250144423
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Published: Wednesday Books - August 29th, 2017

The Sun Is Also a Star Cover Image
$11.04
ISBN: 9780553496710
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Published: Ember - March 5th, 2019

They Both Die at the End Cover Image
$9.34
ISBN: 9780062457806
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Published: Quill Tree Books - December 18th, 2018

Truly Devious: A Mystery Cover Image
$9.34
ISBN: 9780062338068
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - December 4th, 2018

Turtles All the Way Down Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780525555377
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Published: Penguin Books - June 11th, 2019

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Cover Image
$11.04
ISBN: 9781250294470
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Published: Square Fish - January 15th, 2019

Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers Cover Image
$11.04
ISBN: 9781250211064
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Published: Square Fish - October 8th, 2019

Warcross Cover Image
$10.19
ISBN: 9780399547973
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Published: Speak - June 26th, 2018

Whirligig Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780312629113
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Published: Square Fish - October 12th, 2010

Frankenstein - Mary Shelley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781678325022
Availability: Special Order
Published: Independently Published - December 20th, 2019

Invisible Man Cover Image
By Ralph Ellison, Sam Sloan (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9784871876353
Availability: Backordered
Published: Ishi Press - September 25th, 2015