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Spring 2018

America's Founding Documents: The Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the United States Constitution, the Federalist Papers, and the Bill of Rights

Grade 5 - Grade 12

Soon after the start of the American Revolutionary War in 1775, the Thirteen Colonies proclaimed their independence from British rule and became the United States of America. The written word… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1400
  • Dewey: 342.7302/3
Spring 2018

Antony and Cleopatra

Grade 7 - Grade 12

Two years after the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC, three men--Octavius Caesar, Lepidus, and Mark Antony--rule the Roman Republic. Antony should be in Rome, helping to stop Pompey's… Read More →

  • Dewey: 822.3/3
Spring 2018

Faust

Grade 7 - Grade 12

Faust, a once-godly scholar, is beginning to suspect that his efforts to learn the secrets of the universe will never be successful. Desperate, frustrated, and suicidal, he makes a deal with… Read More →

  • Dewey: 832/.6
Spring 2018

Leviathan

Grade 7 - Grade 12

During the upheaval of the English Civil War in the seventeenth century, political philosopher Thomas Hobbes composed his masterwork, Leviathan. It was first published in 1651, between the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1130
  • Dewey: 320.1
Spring 2018

On the Origin of Species

Grade 7 - Grade 12

In 1831 British naturalist Charles Darwin joined a five-year expedition on the ship HMS Beagle. As the crew explored the southern hemisphere, Darwin took extensive notes on the organisms he… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1450
  • Dewey: 576.8
Spring 2018

The Age of Innocence

Grade 7 - Grade 12

Newland Archer could not dream of anyone better suited to be his fiancée than his beloved, May Welland. She's innocent and beautiful and comes from a well-regarded aristocratic family. So why… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1170
  • ATOS: 8.8
  • Dewey: 813/.52
Spring 2018

The Communist Manifesto

Grade 7 - Grade 12

The Communist Manifesto is one of the most influential political books in the world, despite being over one hundred years old. German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels authored the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1360
  • Dewey: 335.4/22
Spring 2018

The Lost World

Grade 5 - Grade 12

The eccentric Professor Challenger leads a scientific expedition deep into the Brazilian rain forest, joined by newspaper reporter Edward Malone, biologist Professor Summerlee, and adventurer… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1130
  • ATOS: 7.8
  • Dewey: 823/.8
Spring 2018

The Time Machine

Grade 7 - Grade 12

The Time Traveller, a mysterious and brilliant inventor, makes a journey to the year 802,701 AD. Earth is a lush paradise inhabited by two humanoid species--the Eloi and the Morlocks. But he… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • ATOS: 7.4
  • Dewey: 823/.912
Spring 2018

Underneath It All: A History of Women's Underwear

Grade 9 - Grade 12

For most of human history, the garments women wore under their clothes were hidden. The earliest underwear provided warmth and protection. But eventually, women's undergarments became complex… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • Dewey: 687/.2209

Mansfield Park

Grade 7 - Grade 12

Too poor to care for all their children, the Price family sends ten-year-old Fanny to live with wealthy relatives at their estate, Mansfield Park. Fanny is painfully shy and spends her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1180
  • ATOS: 12.0
  • Dewey: 823/.7

Middlemarch

Grade 7 - Grade 12

Middlemarch's society is a complex web, and those who do not learn to navigate the intricate threads soon find themselves hopelessly entangled. In 1830s England, social status is no longer… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1210
  • ATOS: 10.4
  • Dewey: 823/.8

Northanger Abbey

Grade 7 - Grade 12

Catherine Morland is obsessed with the romantic adventures and supernatural terrors of Gothic novels. She dreams of being a heroine in such a book. When she is invited to spend several weeks… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • ATOS: 10.8
  • Dewey: 823/.7

The War of the Worlds

Grade 7 - Grade 12

When a meteorite lands in Surrey, the locals don't know what to make of it. But as Martians emerge and begin killing bystanders, it quickly becomes clear--England is under attack. Armed… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • ATOS: 9.1
  • Dewey: 823'.912

The Giant

Grade 9 - Grade 12

In the violent early days of the quarantine, Gonzalo joins a gang of thieves who live in the ductwork of McKinley High School. There he falls in love with Sasha, but as he grows too big to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Tripping Back Blue

Grade 9 - Grade 12

Finn is a 17-year-old full of paradoxes. He's a drug dealer, but he's scoring money to send his twin sister to Harvard. He's desperate to shoot up even though he's the most popular kid in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Scar Girl

Grade 9 - Grade 12

When The Scar Boys ended, the band has fallen apart. Harry and Johnny are barely speaking, and Cheyenne is feeling desperate about Johnny, who has retreated into silence. It's only through… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Hard Times

Grade 7 - Grade 12

Mr. Gradgrind, views himself as the most practical man in Coketown. He has raised his children, Tom and Louisa, to be no-nonsense, unimaginative, and unsentimental. His friend--obnoxious… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1060
  • ATOS: 9.3
  • Dewey: 823'.8

King Henry IV, The First Part

Grade 7 - Grade 12

The year is 1402, and King Henry IV sits uneasily on the throne that he wrested from his predecessor, Richard II. King Henry disapproves of his son, Prince Henry, and his habit of hanging… Read More →

  • Dewey: 822.3'3

King Henry IV, The Second Part

Grade 7 - Grade 12

In this second part of Henry IV, the Battle of Shrewsbury is over, the rebels temporarily beaten but not defeated. Prince Henry defeated "Hotspur" Percy in single combat, but other rebel… Read More →

  • Dewey: 822.3'3

Le Morte d'Arthur: King Arthur and His Noble Knights of the Round Table

Grade 7 - Grade 12

The wizard Merlin foretells that King Arthur's bastard son Mordred will one day bring about the ruin of Camelot. At Merlin's urging, Arthur tries to have the boy killed. Arthur then marries… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1200
  • Dewey: 823'.2

Madame Bovary

Grade 7 - Grade 12

Emma dreams of sophistication, wealth, and romance, but what she gets is a marriage to Charles Bovary, a provincial, middle-class doctor who is a devoted but boring husband. She tries her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1200
  • ATOS: 8.1
  • Dewey: 843'.8

Persuasion

Grade 7 - Grade 12

Anne Elliot was once engaged to Captain Frederick Wentworth, but she broke off the engagement when a family friend persuaded her that it was an imprudent match. Several years later, Captain… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • ATOS: 12.0
  • Dewey: 823'.7

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Grade 7 - Grade 12

Between 1771 and 1790, American Founding Father Benjamin Franklin sat down to record the important events of his life, from his childhood in Boston to his work as a printer in Philadelphia… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1280
  • ATOS: 11.8
  • Dewey: 973.3092