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Here are some great books for 11th grade, complete with fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels. Make sure to check out our other high school lists as well!
The diviners by Libba Bray
The impossible knife of memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
Why we broke up: novel by Daniel Handler ; art by Maira Kalman
Dr. Bird's advice for sad poets by Evan Roskos
September girls by Bennett Madison
The coldest girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Here are some suggested reads for tenth grade, with fiction, historical fiction, graphic novels and everything in between. make sure to also check out our other high school lists!
The story of Owen: dragon slayer of Trondheim by E. K. Johnston
The midnight dress by Karen Foxlee
The summer prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
If I ever get out of here: a novel with paintings by Eric Gansworth
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Code name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Dodger by Terry Pratchett
Killer of enemies by Joseph Bruchac
A brief history of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper
The fault in our stars by John Green
Reality Boy by a novel by A.S. King
Popular a memoir: Vintage wisdom for a modern geek by Maya Van Wagenen
Hole in my life by Jack Gantos
The earth, my butt, and other big, round things by Carolyn Mackler
Far far away by Tom McNeal, a sinister take on Hansel and Gretel
Akata witch by Nnedi Okorafor, essentially Harry Potter set in Nigeria
Eat, brains, love by Jeff Hart
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
How I became a ghost: a Choctaw trail of tears story by Tim Tingle
The five languages of apology [large print]: how to experience healing in all your relationships by Gary Chapman and Jennifer Thomas
An event in autumn by Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson. Fans of Mankell's Swedish detective, Kurt Wallander, will enjoy this story set just before Wallander's final case.
The teacher wars: a history of America's most embattled profession by Dana Goldstein. Everyone has an opinion about America's public schools and the responsibility of its' teachers. Would you be surprised to learn teachers have been similarly embattled for nearly two centuries?
A share in death by Deborah Crombie. This is the first in Crombie's long running Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series. It's been on my To Read list for awhile and I thought it's time had come. Nominated for an Agatha Award.
Looking for fascinating stories about real people? Explore the following list for some suggestions.
Henri's scissors by Jeanette Winter — The story of how Henri Matisse changed from sketching to making cut-out creations.
Harlem's little blackbird by Renée Watson ; illustrated by Christian Robinson — A lesser-known singer from the Harlem Renaissance, Florence Mills' story is told here.
Daredevil: the daring life of Betty Skelton by Meghan McCarthy — Looking for more variety in your stories about achievements in aviation?
The quite contrary man: a true American tale by Patricia Rusch Hyatt ; illustrated by Kathryn Brown — Breaking the law by growing a beard? A contrary (and interesting) man, indeed!
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin ; illustrated by Mary Azarian — A Caldecott-winning biography about a curious nature photographer.
Ling & Ting: not exactly the same! by Grace Lin — Look for more Ling and Ting in J READER LIN.
The snowy day by Ezra Jack Keats — A young boy enjoys the magic of a wintry day in this Caldecott-winning picture book.
Lucy rescued by Harriet Ziefert — Lots of opportunities for howling, this is the story of a new dog adjusting to her new home.
I ain't gonna paint no more! by Karen Beaumont — For those with messy artists at home, a rhyming, color-filled story.
Where is dear dragon? by Margaret Hillert ; illustrated by David Schimmell
Daniel's mystery egg by Alma Flor Ada ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas
Where is the green sheep? by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek
Knuffle Bunny: a cautionary tale by Mo Willems
The doghouse by Jan Thomas
Young Cam Jansen and the circus mystery by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti
Detective Dinosaur: lost and found by James Skofield ; pictures by R.W. Alley