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  • 1776

    by David McCullough Year Published: Average

    Exciting book about George Washington and his leadership as our nation was born in 1776.

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  • Killing Kennedy

    by Bill O'Reilly Year Published: Average

    Available for AR credit.

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  • Killing Lincoln

    by Bill O'Reilly Year Published: Average

    Can be read for AR credit.

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  • The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

    by Eril Larson Year Published: Average

    This book focuses on events surrounding the 1893 Chicago's World Fair. Larson tells the story of Daniel Burham. (architect) and H.H. Holmes (serial killer).

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  • The Great Gatsby

    by F. Scott Fitzgerald Year Published: Average

    This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island during the 1920s

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  • The Help

    by Kathryn Stockett Year Published: Easy Reading

    This book is set in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi. It is the tale of two women coming together to expose the treatment of maids in the deep south.

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  • The Jungle

    by Upton Sinclair Year Published: Challenging

    A progressive expose of the meat-packing industry.

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  • The King of Torts

    by John Grisham Year Published: Average

    The office of the public defender is not known as a training ground for bright young litigators. Clay Carter has been there too long, and, like most of his colleagues, dreams of a better job in a real firm. When he reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, he assumes it is just another of the many senseless murders that hit D.C. every week. As he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too horrible to believe. He suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would totally change his life - that would make him, almost overnight, the legal profession's newest king of torts...

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  • The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    by Frederick Douglass Year Published: Average

    This book tells the story of Frederick Douglass from his life as a slave through his role as an abolitionist.

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  • Unbroken

    by Laura Hillenbrand Year Published:

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  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    by Harriet Beecher Stowe Year Published: Average

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  • Up From Slavery: An Autobiography

    by Booker T. Washington Year Published: Average

    AR credit available.

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Mrs. Burney's Suggestions

  • Dreams From My Father A Story of Race and Inheritance

    by Barack Obama Year Published: Average

    President Barack Obama tells the story of his life as the son of a black African father and a white American mother, searching for a workable meaning to his life as an African American.

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  • Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family

    by Condoleeza Rice Year Published: Average

    Available for AR credit.

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  • Lady of Arlington

    by John Perry Year Published: Average

    This book is an outstanding biography about Mary Custis Lee. This book gives the reader great insight into her faith and marriage to General Robert E. Lee.

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  • Lord of the Flies

    by William Golding Year Published:

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  • Night

    by Elie Wiesel Year Published: Average

    This book is about the experiences of Elie Wiesel during the Holocaust.

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  • Sarah's Key

    by Tatiana de Rosnay Year Published: Average

    From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. De Rosnay's U.S. debut fictionalizes the 1942 Paris roundups and deportations, in which thousands of Jewish families were arrested, held at the Vélodrome d'Hiver outside the city, then transported to Auschwitz.

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  • The Alexander Link

    by Steve Berry Year Published: Average

    AR credit available.

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  • The Monuments Men

    by Robert M. Edsel Year Published:

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Street Law

  • A Time to Kill

    by John Grisham Year Published: Average

    Overview The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town of Clanton in Ford County, Mississippi, reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until her black father acquires an assault rifle and takes justice into his own outraged hands.

    For ten days, as burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spread through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as young defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client’s life–and then his own.

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  • The Last Juror

    by John Grisham Year Published: Average

    In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year-old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper. The murderer, Danny Padgitt, was tried before a packed courthouse in Clanton, Mississippi. The trial came to a startling and dramatic end when the defendant threatened revenge against the jurors if they convicted him. Nevertheless, they found him guilty, and he was sentenced to life in prison. But in Mississippi in 1970, "life" didn't necessarily mean "life," and nine years later Danny Padgitt managed to get himself paroled. He returned to Ford County, and the retribution began.

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