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Tech high library's top ten recommendations

  1. 1. Tech High Library’s Top Tens<br />Graphic Novels<br />The Wonderful Wizard of Oz<br />Eric Shanower, Young Skottie, Jean Francois Beaulieu, and Jeff Eckleberry<br />American Born Chinese<br />Gene Yuen Lang<br />Jin just wants to fit in; desperately wants to fit in with his white classmates. Meanwhile in another plane of existence the Monkey King wants to fit in with all the other gods. As powerful as he becomes he’s still rejected. If Jin, if the Monkey King just change who they are they may be able to get everything they desire….or lose everything they already have, even themselves.<br />Wolverine: Worst Day Ever<br />Barry Lyga and Todd Nauck<br />Pride & PrejudiceAusten, Jane; Butler, Nancy, adapter; Petrus, Hugo, il<br />I Kill Giants<br />Joe Kelly, JM Ken Niimura<br />Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer<br />Van Jenson and Dusty Higgins<br />A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge<br />Josh Neufeld<br />Gunnerkrigg Court, vol 1: Orientation<br />Tom Siddell<br />Skim (IL)<br />Mariko Tamaki<br />Romance<br />Keturah and Lord Death<br />Martine Leavitt<br />Twilight Saga<br />Stephanie Meyer<br />Shiver (IL)<br />Maggie Stiefvater<br />Grace has got an obsession. An obsession that tugs at her heart and prickles at her senses. It’s not natural. It’s supernatural and the only person who understands really isn’t a person at all, he’s an animal. Can love overcome magic?<br />Romeo and Juliet (IL)<br />William Shakespeare<br />Wuthering Heights<br />Emily Bronte<br />Lips Touch: Three Times<br />Laini Taylor<br />Their Eyes Were Watching God<br />Zora Neal Hurston<br />Biography (IL)<br />The Other Wes Moore<br />Wes Moore<br />The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P.T. Barnum<br />Candace Fleming<br />Cooked: From the Streets to the Stove, From Cocaine to Foie Gras<br />Jeff Henderson<br />Ernest Hemingway: A Writer’s Life<br />Catherine Reef<br />I Am Scout: The Biography of Harper Lee<br />Charles J. Shields<br />The Autobiography of Malcolm X<br />Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley<br />Up From Slavery<br />Booker T Was<br />American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch<br />Matthew Polly<br />Polly’s an Ivy League 98-lb weakling with a fierce determination and a serious to-do list. In this strikingly personal memoir Matthew travels to the Shaolin Temple in China to learn the art of kung-fu, transform himself into a man and grow a backbone.<br />Uncommon<br />Tony Dungy<br />I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings<br />Maya Angelou<br />Fantasy<br />The Hobbit (IL)<br />J.R.R. Tolkien<br />The Lord of the Rings<br />J.R.R. Tolkien<br />Magyk<br />Angie Sage<br />Boy 412 and Jenny have been living two very different and unremarkable lives, but when dark forces and fate combine to bring them together they learn that they are more special than they thought and life is nothing short of Magykal.<br />Everlost<br />Neil Shusterman<br />Peeps<br />Scott Westerfield<br />The Dragons of Babel<br />Michael Swanwick<br />Will le Fey has a secret, a power within him that he doesn’t understand. As he travels from his home in the countryside to the magical but industrially decadent Babel he encounters politically minded dwarves, elitist elves, time traveling witch women and host of others. Once there he’ll have to grapple with who he was, who he has become and the dragon within. (Steampunk)<br />Chronicles of Narnia (IL)<br />C.S. Lewis<br />Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (IL)<br />Rick Riordan<br />Guardian of the Dead<br />Karen Healey<br />Science Fiction<br />The Hunger Games (IL)<br />Suzanne Collins<br />In a deadly reality show in post-apocalyptic America called the Hunger Games, 16-year-old Katniss, a clever girl from the coal mining District 12 must fight for her life. Will she survive?  And how can she navigate the harsh reality of the arena with an angel on one shoulder telling her to help a friend she’s indebted to and the devil on the other telling her to kill him before he kills her.<br />The Goodness Gene<br />Sonia Levitin<br />Uglies<br />Scott Westerfield<br />Liar (IL)<br />Justine Larbalastier<br />The Maze Runner<br />James Dashner<br />Leviathan<br />Scott Westerfield<br />Boneshaker<br />Cherie Priest<br />Unwind<br />Neil Shusterman<br />The Adoration of Jenna Fox<br />Mary Pearson<br />The Compound<br />S.A. Bodeen<br />Non-Fiction<br />Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland (IL)<br />Sally M. Walker<br />What Color is Your Parachute? 2010 (IL)<br />Richard Bolles<br />Wheelchair Warriors: Gangs, Disability and Basketball (IL)<br />Melvin Juette<br />The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson (IL)<br />Emily Dickinson<br />From Clueless to Class Act: Manners for the Modern Man (Woman) (IL)<br />Jodi Smith<br />7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens (IL)<br />Sean Covey<br />The Souls of Black Folk (IL)<br />W.E.B. DuBois<br />Overthrow: America’s History of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq<br />Stephen Kinzer<br />Sneakiest Uses for Everyday Things (IL)<br />Cy Tymony<br />Step by Step Instructions on making everything from paper airplanes to mini-boomerangs.<br />Outliers (IL)<br />Malcolm Gladwell<br />Adventure and Mystery<br />The Trap<br />John Smelcer<br />At the height of winter’s bitterness Albert Least-Weasel goes out for a hunt and doesn’t return, his grandson, Johnny, struggles with his own worry and insecurity and then goes to look for him.<br />Tom Sawyer (IL)<br />Mark Twain<br />A Journey to the Center of the Earth (IL)<br />Jules Verne<br />The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Traitor to the Nation<br />M.T. Anderson<br />Life of Pi (IL)<br />Yann Martel<br />The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan : An Enola Holmes Mystery (IL)<br />Nancy Springer<br />The Complete Sherlock Holmes<br />Sir Arthur Conan Doyle<br />Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos<br />R.L. LaFevers<br />The Mysterious Benedict Society<br />Trenton Lee Stewart<br />Chasing Vermeer<br />Blue Balliet<br />