Grade 9

Whistle-Blowers: Exposing Crime and Corruption

Sex abuse. Government spying on civilians. Lying under oath. These aren't the makings for crime novels—they're real-life stories uncovered by whistle-blowers with knowledge of deep, dark… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • Dewey: 364.4'1

White Fang

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

White Fang, a wolf-dog mix, grows up in a village in Canada's Yukon Territory. Shunned by other dogs because of his wolf blood, he learns to defend himself and becomes a vicious killer. When… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • ATOS: 7.4
  • Dewey: 800

Whiteout

From the Series To the Limit

With dreams of becoming a professional snowboarder on her mind, Jessa drags her younger brother Pax up the tricky slopes of a mountain, ignoring warnings of an approaching storm. She’s having… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: [Fic]

White Space

From the Series The Dark Passages

In the tradition of Memento and Inception comes a thrilling and scary young adult novel about blurred reality where characters in a story find that a deadly and horrifying world exists in the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Whoppers: History's Most Outrageous Lies and Liars

History of full of liars. Not just little-white-telling liars, but big-honkin', whopper-telling liars—people who can convince us that even the most improbable, outrageous, nonsensical stories… Read More →

Who Will Shout If Not Us?: Student Activists and the Tiananmen Square Protest, China, 1989

From the Series Civil Rights Struggles around the World

In this gripping story of a historic clash between repressive government forces and individuals seeking freedom, we'll explore the reasons that led students in China to defy authority. We'll… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • ATOS: 8.4
  • Dewey: 378.1'981095109048

Why Did She Have to Die?

From the Series Lurlene McDaniel Books

For thirteen years, Elly has been in Kathy's shadow, always second best. Even so, the two of them understand each other as only sisters can. Jealousy, anger, and resentment give way to guilt… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Wild Animal Neighbors: Sharing Our Urban World

What would you do if you found an alligator in your garage? Or if you spotted a mountain lion downtown? In cities and suburbs around the world, wild creatures are showing up where we least… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • ATOS: 7.5
  • Dewey: 591.75'6

William and the Lost Spirit

William knows his father is dead. Everyone knows it . . . everyone except William's sister, who hears him calling to her. Despite William's warnings, she disappears in the night to find their… Read More →

  • Lexile: 340
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 741.5'944

Willie Mays

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Think you know all there is to know about Willie Mays? Well, did you know that:•He once batted .477 in the minor leagues?•He won twelve straight Gold Glove awards?•He was the first African… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 796.357092

Willie O'Ree: The Story of the First Black Player in the NHL

From the Series Lorimer Recordbooks

Willie O'Ree made NHL history on January 18, 1958, when he became the first black player to take to the ice. There was a round of applause when O'Ree stepped onto the ice, and newspapers ran… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • Dewey: 920

Wilma Rudolph, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Early in her life, doctors told Wilma Rudolph she would never walk. She had a disease called polio, which crippled her leg. But Wilma proved the doctors wrong. Not only did she walk, she also… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 796.42092

Wilt Chamberlain

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Think you know all there is to know about Wilt Chamberlain? Well, did you know that:•He holds the record for most rebounds in a single NBA game? •He is a member of the Volleyball Hall of Fame? Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.8
  • Dewey: 796.323092

Winning Gold: Canada's incredible 2002 Olympic victory in women's hockey

From the Series Lorimer Recordbooks

The 2002 Winter Olympics were hosted by Salt Lake City, Utah. Just four years previous, Women's Hockey had become an official Olympics sport, at Nagano, Japan. There, the Canadian team had… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • Dewey: 920

Wired Man and Other Freaks of Nature

Ben Wireman is partially deaf and completely insecure. The only two things that make him feel normal are being a soccer goalie and hanging out with his best friend, Tyler Nuson. Tyler is the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Wish You Were Dead

I'll begin with Lucy. She is definitely first on the list. You can't believe how it feels to be in the cafeteria and turn around and there she is staring at me like I'm some disgusting bug or… Read More →

  • Lexile: 650
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

With All Your Heart Shabbat: A Shabbat and Festival Prayer Book

With All Your Heart: A Shabbat and Festival Companion. This book is the companion to With All Your Heart: A Weekday Prayer Book published by the Minneapolis Jewish Day School. Read More →

With All Your Heart Weekday: A Weekday Prayer Book

Created to enhance the prayer experience for learners of all ages, this revised edition of the book, published by the Minneapolis Jewish Day School,now includes the Hallel and the counting of… Read More →

Wolf Pack: Tracking Wolves in the Wild

From the Series Discovery!

Wolves have a reputation for ferocity and cunning that is unique in the animal world. This book shows just how exaggerated the wolf's reputation really is. Drawing on the latest scientific… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1240
  • Dewey: 599.74'442

Women in the Military: From Drill Sergeants to Fighter Pilots

In December 2015, the Pentagon changed a rule to allow American women to serve for the first time ever in front-line ground combat troops. Women have fulfilled many military roles throughout… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • Dewey: 355.0092/520973

Worthy of Love

Adrian Carter is a young mixed-race teen struggling with poor self-image, but he's tired of being bullied for his weight. Adrian decides to shed the pounds, no matter what it takes. When he… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Wrapped Up in You: Book 6

From the Series My Boyfriend Is a Monster

Staci Glass feels cursed—whenever there's a crisis, she's stuck in the middle. Now her best friend, Faith, has a new hobby, and against her better judgment, Staci conjures up the courage to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 410
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Wuthering Heights

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Mr. Earnshaw, the owner of the Wuthering Heights manor, adopts a young orphan named Heathcliff to raise alongside his two children, Hindley and Catherine. Though Hindley hates him, Heathcliff… Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • ATOS: 11.3
  • Dewey: 823'.8

Yao Ming, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Yao Ming is a force on the basketball court. The center, born in Shanghai, China, towers over opponents at 7-foot-6. His strength, agility, and hard work have made him one of the most… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 796.323092