The Agony and the Ecstasy – by Irving Stone
The biography of Renaissance sculptor and artist Michelangelo, this book does just what its title promises-showing the torment and triumph of this gifted genius. It is a book you will never forget.
Both Sides of Time – by Caroline Cooney
A romantic story about a young girl who escapes the marital discord and tension in her own home by retreating to a mansion. Little does she know that the mansion will transport her back in time to the 1890s.
Franny and Zooey – by J.D. Salinger
Meet Franny and Zooey Glass-siblings in the famous Glass family of geniuses. The book-a series of short stories-presents characters you will never forget.
Friday Night Lights – by H.G. Bissinger
The amazing true story of a high school football team. See how the Permian Panthers of Odessa, Texas transformed their community.
The Good Earth – by Pearl S. Buck
Set in China in the early twentieth century, this story chronicles the life of a peasant family. Told in simple and realistic style, it is an unforgettable story .
Hatchet – by Gary Paulsen
A young man survives a small plane crash and must make his way through the wilderness armed only with a hatchet.
The Hobbit – by J. R. R. Tolkien
Enter the world of magic and mystery created in this classic tale of good vs. evil.
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex – by Nat Philbrick
This New York Times bestseller is the chilling story of survival and adventure on board the
Essex. It recounts the true events that inspired Moby Dick.
Johnny Tremain – by Esther Forbes
Julius Caesar – by William Shakespeare
Shakespeare tackles politics and betrayal in this classic tragedy.
The Old Man and the Sea – by Ernest Hemingway
Hemingway’s story of a fisherman and the fish he catches is far more than a fish story.
The Road from Coorain – by Jill Ker Conway
Jill Ker Conway’s event-filled memoir of growing up on the wild Australian outback.
Romeo and Juliet – by William Shakespeare
A romantic tragedy about teen romance and feuding families.
A Separate Peace – by John Knowles
This classic story of friendship and emotion is set in a boarding school during WW II.
She Said Yes: The Unlikely martyrdom of Cassie Bernall – by Misty Bernall
Winner of the 2000 Christopher Award, the book tells the story of the courage an conviction of Cassie Bernall , one of the young victims of the Columbine shooting.
Siddhartha – by Herman Hesse
The classic coming-of-age novella traces the journey of a young man as he attempts to discover the meaning of life through prayer, sacrifice and mystical experience.
A Tale of Two Cities – by Charles Dickens
This classic tale of the French Revolution has it all-scenes of bravery and of horror, scenes of love and of despair, scenes of compassion.
The Tao of Pooh – by Benjamin Hoff
Learn about the Daoist philosophy from that most reflective of bears, Winnie the Pooh!
Teen Angst? Naaah . . . A Quasi-autobiography – by Ned Vizzini
A young man’s memories of what growing up is really like.
The Red Pony – by John Steinbeck
Timeline – by Michael Crichton
A fast-paced thriller that makes history and physics fun – by the author of Jurassic Park.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – by Betty Smith
A wonderful book about a girl growing up. Although set in the early 1900’s, the tribulations faced by the young heroine will ring true with readers of the new millennium.
War of the Worlds – by H.G. Wells
First published in 1898, Wells classic “pseudo-scientific” romance is now a nostalgic look at an imagine voyage to
The Watsons Go to Birmingham – by Christopher Paul Curtis
It is 1963 and an African American family from Michigan heads for Birmingham for a family visit. There they find hatred and more.
Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod – by Gary Paulsen
The first hand account of the Iditarod the 1150 mile dog sled race between Anchorage and Nome Alaska.
Wringer – by Jerry Spinelli