Summer Reading List -- Secondary

This list of recommended vacation reading for secondary students is provided by Penguin Young Readers Group and Dorling Kindersley.
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Summer Reading List -- Secondary

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The Art of Happiness
by The Dalai Lama and Howard Cussler
ISBN: 1573221112
Book Description: One of the world's greatest spiritual leaders teams up with a psychiatrist to share, for the first time, how he achieved his hard-won serenity and how readers can attain the same inner peace.

Being with Henry
by Martha Brooks
ISBN: 0789425882
Book Description: Forced out of his home by a disagreeable and bullying stepfather, 16-year-old Laker moves to another town and strikes up an unexpected friendship with a frail but determined old man.

by Toni Morrison
ISBN: 0452264464
Book Description: From one of America's most brilliant and acclaimed writers comes the magnificently told, powerfully moving story of remarkable occurrences in the life and spirit of an ex-slave.

Boys Lie
by John Neufeld
ISBN: 0789426242
Book Description: After being raped, Gina moves with her mother from New York to California to start over. But the story soon surfaces and Gina finds herself dealing with her own residual emotional problems, as well as three troublesome boys at school.

The Color of Water
by James McBride
ISBN: 1573225789
Book Description: McBride's extraordinary memoir of a young black man's search to uncover his white mother's past along with his own identity results in a powerful portrait of growing up, a meditation on race and identity, and a poignant, beautifully crafted hymn from a son to his mother.

Fast Company
by D. James Smith
ISBN: 0789426250
Book Description: Jason is a Rollerblader – of champion caliber, as he makes clear to his girl, Cat, during a contest on the Santa Cruz boardwalk. Both Jason and Cat have secrets that cause them to flee.

Forgotten Fire
by Adam Bagdasarian
ISBN: 0789426277
Book Description: Based on the experiences of the author's great-uncle during the Armenian Holocaust, Forgotten Fire is the story of one boy's search for the survivor inside himself. It is the story of a lost nation – a powerful celebration of the resilience of the human spirit during the darkest of times.

The Fountainhead
by Ayn Rand
ISBN: 0452273331
Book Description: This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him.

Girl with a Pearl Earring
by Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 0452282152
Book Description: History and fiction merge seamlessly in this luminous novel about artistic vision and sensual awakening. Girl with a Pearl Earring tells the story of 16-year-old Griet, whose life is transformed by her brief encounter with genius...even as she herself is immortalized in canvas and oil.

Go and Come Back
by Joan Abelove
ISBN: 0789424762
Book Description: Alicia, a young tribeswoman living in a village in the Amazonian jungle of Peru, tells about the two American women anthropologists who arrive to study her people's way of life.

Gone from Home: Short Takes
by Angela Johnson
ISBN: 0789424991
Book Description: Here are 12 heartrending and uplifting stories exploring the notions of home and hope.

The Grapes of Wrath
by John Steinbeck
ISBN: 0140186409
Book Description: In this epic story, a family of farmers flees from their farm in Oklahoma to California during the dust-bowl years of the 1930s.

It's Not About the Bike
by Lance Armstrong and Brenda Barrera
ISBN: 0399146113
Book Description: The inspiring journey of world-class hero Lance Armstrong, from the dark night of advanced cancer through his dramatic victory in the 1999 Tour de France, and beyond.

Life Is Funny
by E. R.Frank
ISBN: 078942634x
Book Description: The lives of a number of young people of different races, economic backgrounds, and family situations living in Brooklyn, New York, become intertwined over a seven-year period.

Lord of the Flies
by William Golding
ISBN: 1573226122
Book Description: This is the classic tale of a group of English schoolboys who are left stranded on an unpopulated island, and who must confront not only the defects of their society but the defects of their own natures.

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