Summer 2013 Recommended Reading List

Rising Ninth Grade 2013-2014

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Nonfiction Books

Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights, and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Final Hours by Ann BausumMarching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights, and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Final Hours
Bausum, Ann
2012
Examines the link between the 1968 Memphis sanitation strike and the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., discussing how the strike, the media, politics, the civil rights movement, and the labor protests all laid the foundations for what many consider to be King's greatest speech.

Fiction Books

Anya's War by Andrea AlbanAnya's War
Alban, Andrea
2011
In 1937, the privileged and carefree life of a Jewish girl comes to an end when she finds an abandoned baby, her hero, Amelia Earhart, goes missing, and war breaks out with Japan.