Suggested Titles for High School

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth L. Ozeki

An American Sunrise poems by Joy Harjo

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Armada by Ernest Cline

The Atlas of Reds and Blues by Devi S. Laskar

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

Ceremony by Leslie Marmo Silko

The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes ed by Arnold Rampersad

Collected Poems of Rita Dove

Conviction by Denise Mina

Crank by Ellen Hopkins

The Darkest Child by Delores Phillips

Burro Genius by Victor Villasenor

Feed by M.T. Anderson

Five-Carat Soul by James McBride

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond

Heft by Liz Moore

Homegoing by Yaa Gyassi

The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh

The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

In Sunshine and in Shadow: We Remember Them: A Memoir by Dr. Vera Goodkin

In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Eric Larson

Jabberwalking by Juan Felipe Herrera (poetry)

Levittown by David Kushner 

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Life on the Color Line: The True Story of A White Boy Who Discovered He Was Black by Gregory Howard Williams

Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s by John Elder Robison

Lord of the Rings Series by J.R.R. Tolkien

Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff

Map of an Onion by Kenji Liu (poetry)

Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

Outcasts United by Warren St John

Passing by Nella Larsen

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah

Salt, Sugar,  Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss

Stamped from the Beginning  by Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You (Remixed for Young Adults) by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Solo by Kwame Alexander 

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

The Devil in the White City: Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larsen

The Keeping Corner by Kashmira Sheth

The Trouble with Poetry by Billy Collins

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

They Called Us Enemy by George Takei (graphic novel)

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Days by Salman Rushdie

Waiting by Ha Jin

When by Daniel Pink

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Magnificent Minds: 16 Pioneering Women in Science and Medicine by Pendred Noyce


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