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9th Grade Honors Book ListThe Acorn People,Jones.A tender, true, and humorous story about a summer camp for handicapped children. 81 pp.Adventures of Ulysses,Evslin.A marvelous retelling of Ulysses' ten-year journey home. I 77pp.The Aguero Sisters,Williams-Garcia.A lyrical story of family secrets and cultural boundaries. Reina and Constancia aresisters who reunite after a thirty-year estrangement. 300pp.Alas, Babylon,Frank.The next Pearl Harbor attack might be atomic. Pat Frank's novel about the end of the world... and theday after. 312pp.All Quiet On the Western Front,Remarque.Erich Maria Remarque's harrowing account of World War I as seen throughthe eyes of a German Soldier. 256pp.Animal Farm,Orwell.A devastating, satirical attack on the avaricious rulers in an imaginary totalitarian state. 128pp.Anthem,Rand.One man dares to take a stand against the paralyzing collectivism of a future the author fears may come topass. 123pp.As I Lay Dying,Faulkner.The harrowing account of a family's struggle to get their mother properly buried. 251 pp.The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,Caines.The tape-recorded history of a remarkable black woman more than 100years old, who, with help from her Louisiana neighbors, recounts her story. 246pp.The Awakening,Chopin.The pioneering, short novel of feminist fiction. 211pp.The Bean Trees,Kingslover.Taylor Greer flees her harsh life in Appalachia and heads west in this memorable novel of loveand friendship, abandonment and belonging. 232pp.Black Boy,Wright.Being a black boy in the thirties gave Richard Wright the fury to write this nowclassic account of whathunger, fear, and hatred can do. 288pp.Black Like Me,Griffin.A medically darkened white man's record of his month traveling as a black in the South. 157pp.Brave New World,Huxley.Classic fantasy of the future that sheds a blazing, critical light on the shortcomings of thepresent. 176pp.The Canterbury Tales,Chaucer.Group portrait capturing the full spectrum of medieval society. 423pp.Childhood's End,Clarke.Clarke offers a brilliant treatment of the next step in human development: homo superior. 220pp.The Chosen,PotokThe odyssey of two young men journeying from boyhood to manhood, set against the background of theconflicts and traditions of Hasidic and Orthodox Jews. 272 pp.The Color Purple,Walker.Alice Walker's triumphant novel of a black woman's life in the South. Mature. 295pp.The Complete Plays of Sophocles,Hadas.Includes Ajax, Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, TrachinianWomen, Philoctetes, Electra. 261pp.A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court,Twain.Satirical spoof about an American shop foreman transported backto sixth-century England. 274pp.The Count of Monte Cristo,Dumas.Unjustly sentenced to life imprisonment, Edmund Dantes escapes, determined to exactrevenge from his enemies. 442pp.

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