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/
51. Monster by Walter Dean Myers
Cass While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.
52. My Jim by Nancy Rawles
This is the story of Jim, the escaped slave from Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, as told by his wife, Sadie. It’s really more Sadie’s story as well as an intimate portrait of the tragic lives of slaves.
53. Nailed by Patrick Jones
16-year-old Bret does not fit in at school, and his father can not understand him and only makes life harder. Bret copes by playing bass in a band and acting in school plays. When Bret meets Kylee he falls head over heels in love, but relationships are never easy. Bret has to decide who and what are worth standing up for and who and what he needs to let go.
54. Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
This book offers a revealing undercover look at the plight of unskilled workers in America who are trying to make it on $7-$7.50 an hour.
55. Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
At age 13, Lee decides that she wants to leave her lower-middle class life in South Bend, Indiana to go to a posh boarding school outside of Boston and is able to do so by receiving a scholarship. Once there, Lee realizes that though she was a top-notch student in Indiana, she is quite different from the other students who have always lived a life of privilege and intellect.
56. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie
15-year-old Kambili is the daughter of a wealthy man in Nigeria. Her father owns several factories, publishes a newspaper, and has received several human rights awards for standing up to the corrupt Nigerian government. However, Kambili, her older brother, and mother are the only ones who see the darker side to her father. He is obsessed with appearances and can be controlling and violent. It is not until Kambili and her older brother are sent to stay with their aunt that they realize they must break free from him.
57. Queen Bee by Chynna Clugston
When 13-year-old Haley transfers schools she is determined to belong to the popular group. But is their friendship what she really wants? This graphic novel would be a good choice for teens looking for a story about a girl who has to deal with friends, enemies, psychic powers, a talent show, and a possible romance.
58. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
The young, second wife of a widower comes to realize the evil surrounding Rebecca, his mysterious first wife.
59. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
A haunting tale of romantic self- deception, this Victorian novel focuses on mismatched lovers who see in each other only what they want to see, and decidedly not what is actually there.
60. Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan O Malley
In this graphic novel, Scott Pilgrim’s life is completely ordinary, until he falls in love with a girl named Ramona Flowers. Scott learns he can not date Ramona until he defeats each of her seven evil ex-boyfriends in combat.
61. Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson
This exciting, fast-paced story chronicles a group of deep sea wreck divers who discover a German submarine off the coast of New Jersey. After doing some research, they find it that there is no record of any German submarine ever being sunk in that location. They quickly become consumed by the mystery of what submarine it actually was, who was on it, and why it was off the coast of New Jersey. However, to look for clues they must dive again and again into the dangerous wreck. Solving the mystery may cost them their lives.
62. Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar
Scott Hudson navigates freshman year in high school and learns about friends, bullies, school/extracurricular workloads, sleep deprivation and love. Added to the mix are his mother’s surprise pregnancy and his delinquent older brother.
63. Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley
The infant princess Briar Rose is cursed on her name day by Pernicia, an evil fairy, and then whisked away by a young fairy to be raised in a remote part of a magical country, unaware of her real identity and hidden from Pernicia’s vengeful powers.
64. Stand Tall by Joan Bauer
Tree, a six-foot-three-inch 12-year- old, copes with his parents’ recent divorce and his failure as an athlete by helping his grandfather, a Vietnam vet and recent amputee, and Sophie, a new girl at school.
65. Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher
Eric and Sarah have been best friends for a long time, keeping to themselves since they are both misfits — he due to his weight and she due to severe burn scars on her face and hands. When Sarah stops talking one day, goes into a catatonic trance and won’t move from her school desk, she is sent to a psychiatric hospital. Eric must do what he can to try and figure out what went wrong with Sarah and how he can help her.
66. Stranded in Harmony by Barb Shoup
Lucas Cantrell is a high school senior who seems to have it all. He’s captain of the football team with a cheerleader girlfriend, a scholarship offer, and a position in his dad’s company when he finishes college. So why does he feel so restless to get out of his small town? When he meets his neighbor Allie, with her mysterious past, he starts to think about his life and the decisions he must make.
67. Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman by Terry Trueman
Shawn is funny, intelligent and can remember everything he’s ever heard. He also has cerebral palsy, is completely unable to communicate or control his body in any way, and suffers from grand mal seizures. When he thinks his father wants to kill him to “end his suffering”, Shawn has no way of telling him, or anyone else, how much he loves life.
68. Tangerine by Edward Bloor
Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play soccer despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight.
69. The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
Nathaniel, a magician’s apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.
70. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
This novel is actually the thinly veiled autobiography of Sylvia Plath. Under the guise of the character Esther Greenwood, the story follows her first knowledge that she suffers from a mental illness, her stays at several asylums, and then to her return to college during the 1950s.
71. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
In this engrossing historical novel, Liesel is a young orphan sent to live with foster parents after her mother and father, who are Communists, are taken by the German government. Liesel eventually grows to love her foster parents, especially her father who teaches her to read with a book she has stolen. As Germany enters World War II, Liesel, her family, and her neighbors face many difficult choices including her family’s decision to hide a young Jewish man in their basement.
72. The Convicts by Iain Lawrence
After his father is wrongfully taken to debtors’ prison, 14-year-old Tom Tin heads into London to find his father and the man who put him in jail. Tom soon gets lost in the fog that permeates the London streets and is mistakenly taken for a street- urchin gang leader called The Smasher. Identified as The Smasher by members of the court system and others, Tom gets convicted of murder and put on a ship full of convict boys headed to Australia.
73. The House of Stairs by William Sleator
Five sixteen-year-old orphans of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in a house of endless stairs as subjects for a psychological experiment on conditioned human response.
74. The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick
Spaz, a boy who lives on the fringes of his surreal future world, partly because epilepsy prevents him from using the mind probes most people use to blot out reality, sets out on a classic quest to save his ill foster sister. To do so, he must cross forbidden territory and face frightening gangs and their leaders. He picks up companions as he travels including, Ryter, a philosophic old man whose treasure is the book he is writing despite knowing that books and reading are of the past.
75. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson is dyslexic, has ADHD, and attends a private school for “troubled” kids. One day on a school trip, his algebra teacher tries to attack him and somehow, he vaporizes her. It turns out that Percy is really the son of one of the Greek gods. In Harry Potter-like fashion, Percy is sent to Camp Half- Blood with others like him. And just like the heroes in Greek mythology, Percy must go on a hero’s quest, where he battles evil, makes the acquaintance of gods and mythological creatures, and learns about himself.
76. The Luckiest Girl by Beverly Cleary
16-year-old Shelley leaves her home and friends in Oregon to spend her senior year in sunny, southern California ready for an exciting school year full of new people and experiences.
77. The Minister’s Daughter by Julie Hearn
In 1645 in England, the daughters of the town minister successfully accuse a local healer and her granddaughter of witchcraft, but years later during the 1692 Salem trials their lie has unexpected repercussions.
78. The Perilous Journey of the Donner Party by Marian Calabro
Using letters and diaries written by survivors of the Donner Party, the experiences of that ill-fated group are relayed as they endured horrific circumstances on their way to California in 1846-47.
79. The Raging Quiet by Sherryl Jordan
When newlywed Marnie’s old repulsive husband dies suddenly in a fall, the superstitious villagers suspect her of being a witch and causing his death. She doesn’t help her case by befriending a boy the villagers call “Raver”, whom they suspect of being possessed by demons because of his outbursts. Marnie discovers what Raver’s problem is which convinces the villagers of her guilt, and they act, with terrifying consequences.
80. The Rifle by Gary Paulsen
A priceless, handcrafted rifle, fired throughout the American Revolution, is passed down through the years until it fires on a fateful Christmas Eve in 1994.
81. The Road Home by Ellen Emerson White
Shortly after finishing nursing school, Becky Phillips, 21, goes to Vietnam, where she serves as a nurse. Exhausted and confused following her return to the States, Becky sets out on a cross-country trip where she looks up old friends and tries to figure out her future.
82. The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman
In nineteenth-century London, 16-year- old Sally, a recent orphan, becomes involved in a deadly search for a mysterious ruby.
83. The Spirit Line by Aimee Thurlo
When the special rug Crystal Manyfeathers is weaving for her kinaaldá, the traditional Navajo womanhood ceremony, is stolen from her loom, there are any number of suspects.
84. The Squire’s Tale by Gerald Morris
14-year-old Terence has his world turned upside down when he becomes the squire to a knight. Terence accompanies him on a long quest, where he has many adventures and learns an important secret about his own true identity.
85. The Teacher’s Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts by Richard Peck
In rural Indiana in 1904, Russell’s dream of quitting school and joining a wheat threshing crew is disrupted when his older sister takes over the teaching at his one-room schoolhouse after mean, old Myrt Arbuckle “hauls off and dies.”
86. The Thief by Megan Whelan Turner
In this fantasy, a notorious thief is hired by a king to steal a priceless artifact; but, the thief has a secret of his own.
87. The Work of Wolves by Kent Meyers
Set in a small South Dakota town, the lives of three very different people become intertwined when they try to rescue three horses a powerful rancher is mistreating.
88. Traitor by Andy McNab
17-year-old Danny has ever wanted to do is join the British army. He is an orphan who lives in a group home and has no money for college. However, when he applies he is told he can not be accepted because his grandfather was a traitor who betrayed his SAS regiment. Danny has never met his grandfather, but is determined to try to find him to make him pay for ruining his life. Danny finds his grandfather but learns his grandfather knows a dangerous secret that certain people in the government would kill to protect. Soon Danny and his grandfather are on the run dodging bullets and assassins in order to clear his grandfather’s name.
89. Transition Game by L. Jon Wertham
A journalist from Sports Illustrated, who grew up in Bloomington, IN, returns to the city to follow the basketball season of a local high school team. He describes the changes he sees in both the players and how basketball is played at a local and national level.
90. Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
The summer following her father’s death, Macy plans to work at the library and wait for her brainy boyfriend to return from camp. Instead she goes to work at a catering business where she makes new friends and finally faces her grief.
91. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
The story of star-crossed lovers with a twist: he’s a vampire. When Isabella Swan moves to tiny Forks, Washington to live with her father, she expects to be bored out of her mind. Instead, sparks fly between her and the mysterious Edward Cullen as soon as they see each other in the school cafeteria on her first day there. For Edward, the attraction is complicated because he and his family don’t prey on humans, yet Bella (and her blood) are irresistible to him.
92. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally’s best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.
93. Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt
After her mother’s death, Julie goes to live with her Aunt Cordelia, a spinster schoolteacher, where she experiences many emotions and changes as she grows from seven to eighteen.
94. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
One of the “great American books”, this is Thoreau’s masterpiece of reflective philosophizing including meditations on human existence, society, government, and other topics.
95. Westmark by Lloyd Alexander
An apprentice to a printer, finds himself on the run after the king’s soldiers kill his master and destroy their printing press. He meets a mysterious orphan and soon becomes involved in trying to help solve the puzzle of her past.
96. Whales on Stilts by M.T. Anderson
Racing against the clock, shy middle- school student, Lily, and her best friends, Katie and Jasper, must foil the plot of her father’s conniving boss to conquer the world using an army of whales.
97. When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park
With national pride and occasional fear, a brother and sister face the increasingly oppressive occupation of Korea by Japan during World War II, which threatens to suppress Korean culture entirely.
98. When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
Alex Award winner, this story of a Japanese American family’s internment in a Utah enemy alien camp during World War II is told through several voices including a young boy and girl who were forced to leave their Berkeley home in 1942 and spend over three years in a dusty, barren desert camp with their mother. Occasional, heavily censored letters arrive from their father, who had been taken from their house in his slippers by the FBI one night and was being held in New Mexico, his fate uncertain. But even after the war, when they have been reunited and are putting their stripped, vandalized house back together, the family can never regain its pre-war happiness.
99. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
This is the “true” story of Elphaba before she became the Wicked Witch of the West in the land of Oz. The novel traces her career as a nun, nurse, pro- democracy activist and animal rights defender. It is always good to hear the “rest of the story”.
100. Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great Wizard in order to return home to Kansas. The movie is a pale shadow of the original.
101 Wonderland: A Year in the Life of an American High School by Michael Bamberger
This book chronicles a year at a large high school in the Philadelphia suburbs where the biggest event of the year is their outrageous prom. You are taken into the lives of the star quarterback, a young couple having a baby, a junior who is bent on becoming the class president his senior year and several other fascinating kids. Their stories are intertwined with the impending prom and the hope that singer, John Mayer will perform at the dance.
102. Working Fire by Zac Unger
The complete title of this nonfiction book is Working Fire: the Making of an Accidental Fireman. In this memoir, Unger writes about his decision to join Oakland’s Fire Department. In his family of academics and doctors, this made him the first person not to go to graduate school in a long time. Unger writes about the culture and lifestyle of firefighters and how it differed from his liberal childhood. He also writes about fighting fires and how much of his job isn’t glamorous, but still important.
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