This assignment is an independent reading chart with 60 current, diverse titles that a students can choose from to read. Each book has a point value from 1-5, and the students has to choose any number of books that totals 5 (next year I will make it 6 so each student is reading at least 2).
It's for my 9th grade honors class. The books range in lexile score. For example, all of the Dave Pelzer books are 1 point each, Positive by Paige Rawl is 2 points, The Distance Between Us is 3 points, Immoral Life of Henrietta Lacks is 4 points, and The Run of His Life: The People vs. O.J. Simpson is 5 points.
Book Topics: genocide, identity struggle, racial inequality, bullying, multi-cultural struggles, child trafficking, and much more.