Northern Middle School & High School Books

Do not pass go

Kirkpatrick Hill
2007
ISBN: 9781416914006

When Deet's father is jailed for using drugs, Deet learns that prison is not what he expected, nor are other people necessarily the way he thought they were.

Norman Tuttle on the last frontier : a novel in stories

Tom Bodett
2004
ISBN: 9780679890317

Episodes in the life of Alaskan teenager, Norman Tuttle, as he grows from ages thirteen to fifteen, falls in love for the first time, and deepens his relationship with his father.

Bristol Bay summer

Annie Boochever
2014
ISBN: 9780882409948

"Against the backdrop of the great Bristol Bay salmon fishery, thirteen-year-old Zoey Morley struggles with her parents' divorce, her mom's bush-pilot boyfriend, and the pangs of growing up during her summer in the 'real' Alaska"-- Provided by publisher.

My name is not easy

by Debby Dahl Edwardson
2011
ISBN: 9780761459804

Alaskans Luke, Chickie, Sonny, Donna, and Amiq relate their experiences in the early 1960s when they are forced to attend a Catholic boarding school where, despite different tribal affiliations, they come to find a sort of family and home.

Leaving Protection

Will Hobbs
2004
ISBN: 9780688174750

Sixteen-year-old Robbie Daniels, happy to get a job aboard a troller fishing for king salmon off southeastern Alaska, finds himself in danger when he discovers that his mysterious captain is searching for long-buried Russian plaques that lay claim to Alaska and the Northwest.

Edge of nowhere

John Smelcer ; illustrator, Hannah Carlon
2014
ISBN: 9781935248576

Seth is a teenage deckhand on his father's boat when he and his dog are washed overboard and swept to one of Alaska's small islands where they struggle for months to survive off land and sea, while his desperate father endures his own emotional journey and never gives up hope.

Two old women : an Alaska legend of betrayal, courage, and survival

by Velma Wallis ; illustrations by Jim Grant
1993
ISBN: 9780945397182

The story of the survival of two elderly women abandoned by a migrating tribe in the Arctic.

A Native lad : Benny Benson tells Alaska's story

story by Sarah Hurst ; illustrations by Peter Dunlap-Shohl ... [et al.]
2010
ISBN: 9780982189696