9th Grade Dear Parents and Family Members:

 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The East Baton Rouge Parish School System encourages Sherman Alexie (H) all students to read every day during the summer break.  Anna Dressed in Blood, Kandare Blake (S) U We know that reading is fundamental to learning. Children  Armageddon Summer, Jane Yolen and Coville (S) who read more do better in school. Our goal is for every  Backfield Package, Thomas Dygard (Sp) student to become a capable reader and to develop a love  Bad Boy, (B) of reading.  Beethoven’s Hair, Russel Martin (NF)  Carver: A Life in Poems, Marilyn Nelson (P) We invite you to join with us in working to reach that goal  A Child Called “It,” Dave Petzer (B) by encouraging your children to read at least 30 minutes  Danger Zone, David Klass (Sp) daily, by reading to and with them, and by involving them in  The Dark Side of Nowhere, Neil Shusterman (SF) reading activities in the community through the public  Discovering Wes Moore, Wes Moore. (B, C)  library Summer Reading Club and other local organizations.  Dreamland, Sarah Dessen (C)  Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card (SF) Together we can make Baton Rouge “A Community of  Every Day, David Levithan (F)  Readers.”  Everybody Sees the Ants, A.S. King (C, H) Dr. Bernard Taylor, Jr., Superintendent of Schools  Fighting Ruben Wolfe, Markus Zusak (Sp)  First Part Last, (C) East Baton Rouge Parish Public Libraries  Full Tilt, Neil Shusterman (S) Main Library Summer 2014  The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Stephen King (S) 7711 Goodwood Boulevard (225) 231-3740  Goddess of Yesterday, Caroline Cooney (HI) http://www.ebrpl.com/ Recommended Reading  High Heat, Carl Deuker (Sp) Baker Branch Greenwell Springs Road  Homeless Bird, Gloria Whelan (C) 3501 Groom Road 11300 Greenwell Springs Grades 9-12 (225) 778-5940 (225) 274-4440  House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros (C)  Howl’s Moving Castle, Diana W. Jones (F) Bluebonnet Branch Jones Creek Branch 9200 Bluebonnet Boulevard 6222 Jones Creek Road  I Am Mordred, Nancy Springer (C) (225) 763-2240 (225) 756-1140

 If I Grow Up, Todd Strasser (C) Carver Branch Pride-Chaneyville Branch  In My Father’s House, Ernest Gaines (L) 720 Terrace Street 13600 Pride-Port Hudson (225) 389-7440 (225) 658-1540  Lyddie, Katherine Patterson (HI)  Necessary Roughness, Marie Lee (SP) Central Branch River Center Branch 11260 Joor Road 120 St. Louis Street  The Pact: How We Beat the Street, Sampson (225) 262-2640 (225) 389-4967  Davis (C) Delmont Gardens Branch Scotlandville Branch  Playing For Keeps, Joan Lowery Nixon (M) 3351 Lorraine St. 7373 Scenic Highway  The Real Question, Adrian Fogelin (C) (225) 354-7050 (225) 354-7540

 Rosa Parks, Douglas Brinkley (B) Eden Park Branch Zachary Branch  Rose Daughter, Robin McKinley (F) 5131 Greenwell Springs Rd 1900 Church Street (225) 231-3240 (225) 658-1860  Ruined, Paula Morris (M , S) Fairwood Branch Library Services Department  The Selection, Kiera Cass (C)  12910 Old Hammond Hwy.  Spiders in the Hairdo, David Holt (NF) (225) 924-9385

 Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, Chris Crutcher (C)  , (C) “Spark a Reaction!” Dr. Bernard Taylor, Jr.  The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara (HI) All branches offer this Summer Reading Program for Superintendent of Schools

 The Story of a Girl, Sara Zarr (C) teens with prizes for reading and drawings for rewards. East Baton Rouge Parish School System  The Thief, Megan Whalen Turner (A)  Worldweavers: Gift of the Unmage, Alma Alexander (F) http://www.ebrschools.org LA Teen Reader’s Choice 2015 selection  The Wreckers, Iain Lawrence (A) 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade  Aleutian Sparrow, Karen Hesse (P)  An Assembly Such As This, Pamela Aidan (R)  An Abundance of Katherines, (C)  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Ernest  Black & White, Paul Volponi (C)  Beekeeper’s Apprentice, Laurie R. King (M) Gaines (L)  Coffee Will Make You Black, April Sinclair (C)  Black Hawk Down, Mark Bowden (NF)  Bless Me, Ultima, Rudolfo Anaya (C)  Company, Max Barry (C)  Cane River, Lalita Tademy (L)  The Body of Christopher Creed, Carol Plum-Ucci (M)  A Death in the Family, James Agee (C)  Clockwork Angel, Cassandra Clare (S, A)  Breathing Underwater, Alex Flinn (C)  Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Anne Tyler (C)  Company, Max Barry ©  Caramelo, Sandra Cisneros (C)  Divergent, Veronica Roth (SF, A)  Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein (HI)   The Christopher Killer, Alane Fergerson (M)  The Fault in Our Stars, John Green I Hunt Killers  Cooked, Jeff Henderson (B)  Croak, Gina Damico (F, C)  (Jasper Dent series, #1), Barry Lyga (C)   The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nigh Time, Mark Haddon (C)  Game, Walter Dean Myers (C)  For the Love of Venice, Donna Jo Napoli (R)  Discworld series, Terry Pratchett (F)  Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons: The Phillis  Friday Night Lights, H.G. Bissinger (Sp)  Double Helix, Nancy Werlin (S) Wheatley Story, Ann Rinaldi (HI)  Gifted Hands, Ben Carson (B)  Half Caste and Other Stories, John Agard (SS)  Eva, Peter Dickinson (SF)  Go Tell It on the Mountain, James Baldwin (HI)  Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser (NF)  Hole in My Life, Jack Gantos (B)  , (HI)  The Fault in our Stars, John Green (C)  The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story, Richard  Hanging on to Max, Margaret Bechard (C)  Finnikin of the Rock, (A,F) Preston (NF)  Hate List, Jennifer Brown (C)  A Gathering of Old Men, Ernest Gaines (L)  House of the Scorpion, Nancy Farmer (S)  Heart and Bones, Margaret Lawrence (HI, M)  Girl in Translation, Jean Kwok (C)  Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins (F, A) or series  , (F)  Graceling, Kristin Cashore (F)  I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent, #1), Barry Lyga (C)   Iron Heart: The True Story of How I Came Back  Grendel, John Gardner (H)  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou (B) from the Dead, Brian Boyle (B)  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas  If I Stay: A Novel, Gayle Forman (C)  Jubilee, Margaret Walker (HI) Adams (SF)  If You Come Softly, (R)  King of the Mild Frontier, Chris Crutcher (B)  If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin (C)  Imani All Mine, Connie Porter (C)  A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest Gaines (L)  Interstellar Pig, William Sleator (SF)  Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison (C)  Incarceron & Sapphique, Catherine Fisher (SF)  Leviathan, Scott Westerfield (A)  The Lightkeeper’s Daughter, Iain Lawrence (C)  Kaffir Boy, Mark Mathabane (B)  Locked Inside, Nancy Werlin (M)  The Maze Runner, James Dashner (F)  The Keeper’s Son, Homer Hickam (A)  Love in the Driest Season, Neely Tucker (C)  Mortal Engines, Philip Reeve (SF)  Matched, Ally Condie (F, SF)  Mama Day, Gloria Naylor (C)  Paper Towns, John Green ©  Maximum Ride series, James Patterson, (Sf, A)  The Man Who Was Poe, Avi (M)  The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri  Navajo Code Talkers, Nathan Aaseng (NF)  Marcelo in the Real World, Francisco Storck (C)  The Queen’s Man, Sharon K. Penman (HI)  The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michelle Pollan (NF)  A Northern Light, Jennifer Donnelly (M)  Roots, The Saga of an American Family, Alex  Ophelia, a Novel, Lisa Klein (A)  Peeps, Scott Westerfeld (F) Haley (HI)  Phoning a Dead Man, Gillian Cross (M)  Persepolis 1 and 2, Marjane Satrapi (B)  Ruby in the Smoke, Philip Pullman (M)  Running Loose, Chris Crutcher (C)  Rocket Boys, Homer Hickam (NF)  Seraphina, Rachel Hartman (F)   Shine, Lauren Myracle (M, C)  The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafòn (M)  Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison (C)  Shoeless Joe, W. P. Kinsella (Sp)  The Fault in Our Stars, John Green (C)   Wait for Me, An Na (C)  Slam, Walter Dean Myers ©  The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight,  Walden, Henry David Thoreau  So Yesterday, Scott Westerfeld (M) Jennifer E. Smith (C)  World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, Max Brooks (SF)  Something like Normal, Trish Doller (C)   The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien (H)

 Something like Hope, Goodman, Shawn (C)  Trapped, Michael Northrop (C) LA 2015 Teen Reader’s Choice selection  St. Iggy, L. L. Going (C)  Waiting for June, Joyce Sweeney (C)  Tiffany Aching Adventures series, Terry Practhett (F)  What Happened to Cass McBride, Gail Giles (S) A=Adventure; B=Biography; C=Contemporary; F=Fantasy;  Who Am I without Him, Sharon Flake (SS, C)  When I Was a Soldier, Valerie Zenatti H=Humor; HI=Historical; L=Louisiana; M=Mystery;  Wintergirls, Laurie Halse Anderson (C)  Where Things Come Back, (C) NF=Non-Fiction; P=Poetry; R=Romance; S-Suspense;  Wrestling Sturbridge, Rich Wallace (Sp)  Wolf by the Ears, Ann Rinaldi (HI) SF= Science Fiction; Sp=Sports; SS=Short Stories