Parents: Boston Public Schools Grade 9

Grade 9 Reading List

These books constitute the Core Literature List for Boston public schools. You can also find these titles at a Boston Public Library branch near you.

In addition to the required reading, all teachers must select at least three other complete works from the list for their students to read during the school year.

Animal Farm by George Orwell
Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid
April and the Dragon Lady by Lensey Namioka
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya
Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Jesse by Gary Soto
Late Great Me by Sandra Scoppettone
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
The Marriage Proposal by Anton Chekov
The Miracle Worker by William Gibson
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
Night Flying Woman: An Ojibway Narrative by Ignatia Broker
Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes
The Odyssey by Homer
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
One Bird by Kyoko Mori
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry (Required)
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Slam! by Walter Dean Myers
A Sunny Morning by Serafin Alvarez Quintero
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago