9th Grade Honors Book List The 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 are sisters 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 the day after. 312pp. All Quiet On the Western Front, Remarque. Erich Maria Remarque's harrowing account of World War I as seen through the 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 to pass. 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 100 years 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 love and 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 what hunger, 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 the present. 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, Potok The odyssey of two young men journeying from boyhood to manhood, set against the background of the conflicts 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, Trachinian Women, Philoctetes, Electra. 261pp. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Twain. Satirical spoof about an American shop foreman transported back to sixth-century England. 274pp. The Count of Monte Cristo, Dumas. Unjustly sentenced to life imprisonment, Edmund Dantes escapes, determined to exact revenge from his enemies. 442pp.