黄教授有三个长长的书单。会陆续与大家分享。第一书单有2274本书。有的学校用于honor reading program, 建议是给K-12学生。如果您不知道孩子的reading level, 那多借几本书，让孩子读一读，看看哪亇水平觉comfortable. 以此做为起点，继续读书，观察孩子读书阅读理解进步情况。
第三𠆤读书单，有100 本书。题目是：100 Young Adult Books Too Good To Miss 。
【关于黄教授】黄少华博士（Dr. Edgar Huang)现在是印第安那大学（IUPUI)的终身教授。90年代初是中国北京新东方的TOEFL,GRE资深英语教师。黄教授夫妇养育了3𠆤子女，均进入名校。业余时间对亚裔及其他族裔的学生进行英文写作指导，并在北美享有盛名。联系：SATEnglish@gmail.com。https://sites.google.com/site/satenglish/
1. A Bad Boy Can be Good for a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone
Three girls, one a high school freshman, another who thinks she is in control by choosing which boy to sleep with, and a third who sees herself as different but sensible, all get “played” by the same smooth jock. The first girl decides to warn other girls by writing a warning in the back of the library’s copy of Judy Blume’s Forever. Written in verse, this is a short, powerful, but not preachy book.
2. A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
This novel is an intriguing blend of ghost story and romance. It is the story of Helen. She has been dead for 130 years and is currently haunting an English teacher who shares her love of literature. No one has ever been able to see Helen until a student begins to talk to her.
3. A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Moreland Indiana by Haven Kimmel
B, B Born in 1965 in Moreland, Indiana, Zippy (named after a frenetic monkey) lived in a world filled with a loving family, peculiar neighbors, and a multitude of animals. Her story is filled with good humor, fine storytelling, and acute observations of small town life.
4. A Tangled Web by L. M. Montgomery
When Aunt Becky, the eccentric old matriarch of the Dark and Penhallow families, dies everyone wonders to whom she will leave her prized possession: a legendary heirloom jug. But the name of the jug’s new owner will not be revealed for one year. Over the course of the year, both the Penhallows and the Darks face many changes as they scheme and plot to win the jug.
5. Acceleration by Graham McNamee
Duncan works in the Toronto subway system in the lost and found office, a job he considers excruciatingly boring until the day he begins to read a lost journal. The journal turns out to be the plans of a would-be serial killer, which details his past and possibly future crimes. Duncan, suffering from guilt because of a tragic event in his life, and depressed over breaking up with his girlfriend, feels he is meant to figure out who the journal belongs to and stop him.
6. Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
Matt, a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl traveling with a chaperone, search for the existence of mysterious winged creatures reportedly living hundreds of feet above the Earth’s surface.
7.Anyone but You by Lara M. Zeises
A story told in the alternating voices of fifteen year old Seattle and her seventeen year old stepbrother, Critter. Seattle lives with Critter, his mother and another brother after her father walked out on them. Seattle and Critter’s relationship gets complicated when Critter falls first for a rich lifeguard and then for Seattle, but Seattle has feelings for an older skateboarder. To make matters worse, Seattle’s father returns.
8. Are We There Yet? by David Levithan
17-year-old Elijah and his 23-year-old brother, Danny, are total opposites and have completely lost touch with each other. Their parents offer both of them a free trip to Italy, but with the condition that they must go together. While in Italy, Elijah and Danny think about the relationship they used to have and what kind of one they want to have in the future.
9. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
HS PBK, J, J PBK, J CD, J Cass When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.
10. Avalon High by Meg Cabot
Having moved to Annapolis, Maryland, with her medievalist parents, high school junior Ellie enrolls at Avalon High School where several students may or may not be reincarnations of King Arthur and his court.
11.Colton, the son of a black mother and a white father, takes a job with the Pony Express in 1860 after his father abandons the family on their California-bound wagon train, and risks his life to deliver an important letter that may affect the growing conflict between the North and South.
12. Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
Vivian Gandillon is a teenage werewolf struggling to live in both the human and werewolf worlds. She becomes even more torn when she falls in love with “meatboy” (the werewolf term for humans) Aiden.
13. Bucking the Sarge by Christopher Paul Curtis
Luther T. Farrell wants to do is win the science fair, get a girlfriend, and be a philosopher; but, first he has to get out from under the thumb of “The Sarge”, his cynical, loan shark, slum lord mother.
14. Buddha Boy by Kathe Koja
Jinsen, the school outcast, has been dubbed “Buddha Boy” because of his strange appearance and monkish ways. After being paired with Jinsen for a school project, Justin reluctantly befriends him, as he finds out that they have more in common than he thought.
15. Bull Run by Paul Fleischman
Through the alternating viewpoints of 16 characters from various walks of life, readers gain insight into the first battle of the Civil War and into the nature of war in general.
16. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
This entertaining novel is filled with scientists, G-men, and even ordinary folks caught up in the game. These assorted characters chase each other around in search of the world’s most important and dangerous substance, a new form of ice that freezes at room temperature.
17. Chanda’s Secrets by Allan Stratton
Chanda Kabelo, a sixteen-year-old in a small South African town, faces down shame and stigma in her efforts to help friends and family members who are dying of AIDS.
18. Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy
Benny and Eve have been best friends since childhood, but when the girls leave their small, Irish town to go to college in Dublin they find themselves quickly growing up, meeting new people, and facing life-changing events.
19. City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
There are rumors going around the city of Ember that supplies and food are running low. Also, no one can explain why the lights keep going out, leaving the city in pitch black darkness. 12-year- old Lina and her friend Doon are determined to find out what is happening to their city and what will happen if the lights go out for good, even if it means going to areas that are beyond city limits into complete darkness.
20. Copper Sun by Sharon Draper
Draper Slavers shatter Ashanti girl Amari’s happy life and ship her off to North Carolina, where she is bought by a rice planter for his teenaged son. There she and a white indentured servant form a bond to survive the brutal realities of their lives.
21. Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins
Teenagers in a small town in the 1960s experience new thoughts and feelings, question their identities, connect, and disconnect as they search for the meaning of life and love.
22. Damage by A.M. Jenkins
High school senior Austin Reid seems to have it all. He’s the star of the football team and dates the prettiest girl in school. He’s also extremely depressed. A riveting story told unusually but effectively in the second person.
23. Dead Girls Don’t Write Letters by Gail Giles
Fourteen-year-old Sunny is stunned when a total stranger shows up at her house posing as her older sister Jazz, who supposedly died out of town in a fire months earlier.
24. Dealing With Dragons by Patricia Wrede
Princess Cimorene is not a proper princess; she wants to learn how to fence, how to cook, and how to do magic. Her father always puts a stop to it, telling her it is just not what princesses do. When he tries to marry her off to a prince, Cimorene runs away and becomes the princess of a powerful dragon. Being the princess of dragon means she gets to cook, read, meet witches and wizards and even learn a little magic.
25. Down the Rabbit Hole: An Echo Falls Mystery by Peter Abrahams
13-year-old Ingrid, a big fan of Sherlock Holmes mysteries, finds herself secretly involved in the town murder mystery since she was the last person to see the murder victim alive. A number of circumstances surrounding the murder make Ingrid decide to not confide in anyone and to attempt to solve the mystery herself.
26. Dracula by Bram Stoker
When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula purchase a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries about his client. Soon afterward, disturbing incidents unfold in England – an unmanned ship is wrecked at Whitby, strange puncture marks appear on a young woman’s neck, and a lunatic asylum inmate raves about the imminent arrival of his “Master”-culminating in a battle of wits between the sinister Count and a determined group of adversaries.
27. Electric Dreams by Caroline Kettlewell
This nonfiction work is subtitled “One Unlikely Team of Kids and the Race to Build the Car of the Future.” It is about a North Carolina school that decided to enter into an Electric Car Competition to build the best electric car. The school was in a very poor and rural area so no one thought the school had a chance. The students overcome many tough odds and with the help of two dedicated teachers win the race.
28. Every Man for Himself: Ten Short Stories about Being a Guy by ed. Nancy E. Mercado
A great collection of short stories about teen guys dealing with life that runs the gamut from funny to poignant. There are stories by YA regulars like Walter Dean Myers, David Lubar, and Terry Trueman, as well as a couple by first time authors like Paul Acampora.
29. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.
30. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
In 1793 Philadelphia, sixteen-year-old Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and self-reliance when she is forced to cope with the horrors of a yellow fever epidemic.
31. Finding Fish by Antwone Fisher
The heartbreaking but hopeful true story of Antwone, who was born in prison and spent the next eighteen years in abusive foster homes and on the street. Joining the Navy turns his world around and ultimately leads him to the family he always dreamed of.
32. Freaks Alive, On the Inside by Annette Curtis Klause
After leaving home in search of adventure, romance, and riches, seventeen-year-old Abel, the “normal” son of freak show entertainers, is haunted by a mysterious spirit.
33. Geography Club by Brent Hartinger
When high school sophomore Russel Middlebrook discovers there are other gay kids at his school, including the jock he has a crush on, they form a secret support group called the Geography Club. But when Russel spurns a girl, his secret gets out and his life gets complicated.
34. Gifts by Ursula Le Guin
In the fantasy Upland world, people are born with special “gifts”, such as Gry’s ability to communicate with animals and Orrec’s power to unmake with one look. However, Gry refuses to call animals to the hunt and everyone fears Orrec, whose father blindfolds him to prevent disaster. Are their powers really gifts?
35. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The sweeping, romantic story of Scarlett O’Hara, a headstrong Southern belle, who survives the hardships of the Civil War and the changes brought about by the Reconstruction.
36. Grand and Humble by Brent Hartinger
In alternating chapters, readers follow the lives of two high school boys. Harlan is 17 and is the gorgeous, brilliant son of a rich senator. Manny is also 17, but is a poor theater geek. The two boys couldn’t be more different, but they do have one thing in common – they both have panic attacks and recurring nightmares about drowning. There is an interesting twist at the end when the connection between Harlan and Manny is finally revealed.
37. Honey, Baby, Sweetheart by Deb Caletti
16-year-old Ruby falls in love with Travis, a rich and dangerous boy. After a run-in with the law, Ruby’s mother makes her go to a weekly book group to help get her mind off Travis. At the book group, Ruby meets the Casserole Queens, a group of feisty senior citizens who help Ruby figure out what she wants from her life.
38. House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status because he is the young clone of El Patrón, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.
39. How I Live Now by Meg Rosuff
Rosuff To get away from her pregnant stepmother in New York City, fifteen- year-old Daisy goes to England to stay with her aunt and cousins, with whom she instantly bonds, but soon war breaks out and rips apart the family while devastating the land.
40. I, Coriander by Sally Gardner
In 17th century London, Coriander, a girl who has inherited magic from her mother, must find a way to use this magic in order to save both herself and an inhabitant of the fairy world where her mother was born.
41. Invincible by Robert Kirkman
This graphic novel focuses on Mark, the teenaged son of the superhero Omni- man. Mark’s dad has been a superhero all his life so his father’s job is not a big deal. When Mark’s powers develop he decides to follow in his father’s footsteps and fight crime too. Mark tries to balance school, his love life, and fighting crime; but, life has a few surprises in store for him.
42. Invisible by Pete Hautman
Doug Hanson is intelligent and his observations are witty. Unfortunately, his classmates hate him, his mother thinks he’s troubled, and he’s obsessed with the miniature railroad town he’s been building from matchsticks for the past three years. The only person who’s there for him is his best friend, Andy. Andy is Doug’s complete opposite, a popular jock, and he’s always there when Doug needs him most. But who is Andy really and why would he want to have anything to do with Doug?
43. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Friend by Christopher Moore
No one knows about the early life of Jesus the missing years except Biff, the Messiah’s best bud, who has been resurrected to tell the story in this hilarious account.
44. Looking for Alaska by John Green
Sixteen-year-old Miles’ first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death.
45. Lord Loss by Darren Shan
“Grubbs” Grady’s life falls to pieces when he returns home one day and walks in on demons murdering his family. He’s taken in by his mysterious uncle, where he learns about his family’s horrible legacy; magic, chess, and lycanthropy (werewolves) all play into it.
46. Love Among the Walnuts by Jean Ferris
Born and raised in isolation in a wealthy, eccentric family, Sandy is shocked when he, his parents, and their servants become victims of a vicious plot by his greedy uncles to incapacitate them and take their money.
47. Make Lemonade by Virgina Euwer Wolff
In order to save money for college, her one ticket out of her dismal neighborhood, 14-year-old LaVaughn takes an after school job babysitting for a 17-year-old girl who has two small children.
48. Maus I and II by Art Spiegelman
In these graphic novels, a cartoonist illustrates his father’s stories of Nazi Germany using animals for the different groups, mainly rats for Jews and cats for Nazis. You will never look at the Holocaust the same way again.
49. Midnighters: The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld
When Jessica Day moves to Bixby, Oklahoma, she finds out she is part of a special group of people that can move around in the 25th hour of the day. Most people spend the hour frozen in place, but Jessica and her friends can move. They even gain special powers during this hour. They need these special powers because the 25th hour is full of darklings, the original monsters under the bed. The darklings seem to have Jessica targeted, but can she find out why before it is too late?
50. Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce
When a bag full of money falls out of the sky and lands in his hideout, young Damian thinks it is a sign from God. He and his brother keep the money a secret from their father while they try to figure out exactly what to do with it all. As they begin to spend a little of the money, they find out that maybe having a lot of money isn’t exactly the blessing they thought it would be.
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