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9th Grade Reading List

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I recommend the following titles to maintain fluency and reading level and to encourage independent reading. These are a sampling of the titles that often appear on high-school reading lists for 9th grade. Literature programs vary by high school. The books on this list are important introductions to literature--regardless of your age and/or skill level.

9th Grade Reading List
  • All Quiet on the Western Front - Remarque
  • Black Like Me - Griffin
  • Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee - Brown
  • Good Earth, The - Pearl Buck
  • Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
  • Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe - Edgar Allen Poe
  • The Heart is a Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers
  • Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou
  • Iliad - Homer
  • Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
  • The Little Prince - Saint Exupery
  • Lord of the Flies - Golding
  • Nine Stories - J.D. Salinger
  • Odyssey - Homer
  • The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
  • A Separate Peace - Knowles
  • Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
  • To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  • The Yearling, The - Rawlings
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