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15 Book Recommendations for High School Children

15 Book Recommendations for High School Children“No book is really worth reading at the age of 10 which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of 50 and beyond.”

~C.S. Lewis

With the holiday season quickly approaching, we know parents are on the lookout for great educational gifts for their children.

To aid in your search for the perfect gift, Sewickley Academy high school teachers have weighed in with their favorite book recommendations for high school age readers.

  1. The Baron In The Trees by Italo Calvino (Maria Buratti - SS Italian and French Teacher)

  2. The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Ken Goleski - SS Dean of Students)

  3. The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science by Natalie Angier (Ben Spicer - SS Physics and Astronomy Teacher)

  4. Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke (Lawrence Connolly - SS English Teacher)

  5. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson (Tracy Wazenegger - SS Chemistry Teacher)

  6. The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set by Suzanne Collins (Cristy McCloskey - SS Computer Teacher)

  7. Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood by Fatima Mernissi (Michael-Ann Cerniglia - SS History Teacher)

  8. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis (Ron Kinser - SS Biology Teacher)

  9. Room: A Novel by Emma Donaghue (Faith Bitterolf - SS Librarian)

  10. 11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King (Faith Bitterolf - SS Librarian)

  11. Anecdotes of Destiny and Ehrengard by Isak Dinesen (Jennifer Salrin - SS English Teacher)

  12. Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow (William Barnes - SS History Teacher)

  13. One Third of a Nation: Lorena Hickok Reports on the Great Depression by Lorena Hickok, Richard Lowitt, and Maurine H. Beasley (Steven Collier - SS History Teacher)

  14. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente (Jon Cassie - Head of the Senior School)

  15. Essays - First Series by Ralph Waldo Emerson (Robert Edwards - Visual Arts Instructor)

Hoping your holiday season includes some great books!


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