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Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Life of Pi
by Yann Martel
read in January, 2014
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Great narration, especially after the ship has sunk. I found the first part of back story really hard to get into. The book started to lose me when it talked about eating Tiger poop.
Antigone by Sophocles
Antigone
by Sophocles
read in January, 2006
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Works well for teaching themes of civil disobedience. I usually teach this play with Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail." A strong background in Oedipus is also necessary. I show the Oedipus with vegetables short http://vimeo.com/1 ...more
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Animal Farm
by George Orwell
read in January, 2004
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A classic, clearly, though not one of my favorites. Must be taught with a strong background of the Russian Revolution and then draw attention to the constant parallels. I also recommend teaching with the BBC documentary 1941: Stalin and the Man of St ...more
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
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This is another great book for teaching tolerance, cultural differences, etc. Some of the names were difficult for my students and it is a hard book to "get into," but it is a great addition to an advanced/honors/Pre-AP curriculum. I make sure to rea ...more
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2013
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I love teaching this book! There are so many literary devices to analyze and themes of tolerance and personal morals to explore. It has it's controversial parts, but this is an awesome book that should not be censored.
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Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Sharp Objects
by Gillian Flynn (Goodreads Author)
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief
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Bossypants by Tina Fey
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn (Goodreads Author)
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