Citizens for Academic Responsibility

Richland School District, Richland, Washington

Ninth Grade Reading List

(Those books in blue have mini-review accompaniment reflecting community reviewers’ comments from July, 1998 and some other sources. Plus some include questions for family discussion.)

This Book is required:(any book may be replaced by request through teacher)

(DA)The House on Mango Street - Sandra CisnerosNewly adopted on September 8

At least one of these:

Romeo and Juliet - Shakespeare
Tempest - Shakespeare

At least one of these books:

A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
Call of the Wild - Jack London
(DA) - Georgo Orwell*Newly adopted on September 8
Kidnapped - Robert Louis Stevenson
Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson

Other Selections available for class assignment:

(DA)Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury
The Marian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury
Blinded by the Light - Robin Brancato *not yet applied for adoption
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card*Newly adopted on September 8
Ox-Bow Incident - Walter Van Tilburg Clark
Driver's Ed - Caroline B. Cooney*not yet applied for adoption
Seaward - Susan Cooper*not yet applied for adoption
I heard the Owl Call my Name - Margaret Craven
The Watsons go to Birmingham - Christopher Paul Curtis*Newly adopted - September 8
Five Were Missing (Ransom) - Lois Duncan*not yet applied for adoption
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman - Ernest J. Gaines
Shadow of Dragon - Sherry Garland*not yet applied for adoption
The Miracle Worker - William Gibson
The Princess Bride - William Goldman*Newly adopted on September 8
Waiting for the Rain - Sheila Gordon*not yet applied for adoption
The Odyssey - Homer (textbook)
Farewell to Manzanar - Jeanne Houston
Gentlehands - M.E. Kerr
Apollo 13 - Jim Lovell *Newly adopted on September 8
The Blue Sword - Robin McKinley
Never Cry Wolf - Farley Mowat
Somewhere in the Darkness - Walter Dean Myers*not yet applied for adoption
(DA)Send Me Down a Miracle - Han Nolan*Newly adopted on September 8
Something for Joey - Richard E. Peck*not yet applied for adoption
The Year Without Michael - Susan Beth Pfeffer
I am the Clay - Chaim Potok*Newly adopted on September 8
Twelve Angry Men - Reginald Rose
Shane - Jack Schaefer
Shabanu - Suzanne Fischer Staples*Newly adopted on September 8
The Moon is Down - John Steinbeck
Dicey's Song - Cynthia Voight*not yet applied for adoption
Man of La Mancha - Dale Wasserman
Sister Light / Sister Dark - Jane Yolan*not yet applied for adoption
(DA)Pigman - Paul Zindel
(DA)The Undertaker's Gone Bananas - Paul Zindel

(DA) Discernment Advised

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