Popular American Books

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The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby (Paperback)
by (shelved 1128 times as american)
avg rating 3.90 — 3,707,693 ratings — published 1925
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The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye (Paperback)
by (shelved 890 times as american)
avg rating 3.80 — 2,880,705 ratings — published 1951
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To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird (Paperback)
by (shelved 885 times as american)
avg rating 4.25 — 4,413,042 ratings — published 1960
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Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men (Paperback)
by (shelved 705 times as american)
avg rating 3.84 — 1,988,172 ratings — published 1937
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Paperback)
by (shelved 582 times as american)
avg rating 3.80 — 1,264,013 ratings — published 1884
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Slaughterhouse-Five Slaughterhouse-Five (Paperback)
by (shelved 511 times as american)
avg rating 4.06 — 1,390,119 ratings — published 1969
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The Old Man and the Sea The Old Man and the Sea (Hardcover)
by (shelved 478 times as american)
avg rating 3.74 — 829,890 ratings — published 1952
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Fahrenheit 451 Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback)
by (shelved 474 times as american)
avg rating 3.95 — 866,113 ratings — published 1953
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The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter (Paperback)
by (shelved 466 times as american)
avg rating 3.37 — 757,074 ratings — published 1850
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The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath (Hardcover)
by (shelved 458 times as american)
avg rating 4.01 — 48,757 ratings — published 1939
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Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1) Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)
by (shelved 424 times as american)
avg rating 3.98 — 1,114,944 ratings — published 1961
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On the Road On the Road (Paperback)
by (shelved 409 times as american)
avg rating 3.65 — 441,944 ratings — published 1955
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The Bell Jar The Bell Jar (Paperback)
by (shelved 388 times as american)
avg rating 3.98 — 760,225 ratings — published 1963
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Moby-Dick or, The Whale Moby-Dick or, The Whale (Paperback)
by (shelved 380 times as american)
avg rating 3.44 — 641,509 ratings — published 1851
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The Sun Also Rises (Fiesta) The Sun Also Rises (Fiesta)
by (shelved 378 times as american)
avg rating 3.83 — 501,907 ratings — published 1926
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Paperback)
by (shelved 375 times as american)
avg rating 3.90 — 778,824 ratings — published 1876
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The Sound and the Fury The Sound and the Fury (Paperback)
by (shelved 345 times as american)
avg rating 3.86 — 261,355 ratings — published 1929
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The Road The Road (Hardcover)
by (shelved 344 times as american)
avg rating 3.95 — 789,619 ratings — published 2006
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East of Eden East of Eden (Paperback)
by (shelved 330 times as american)
avg rating 4.35 — 640,316 ratings — published 1952
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Little Women (Little Women, #1) Little Women (Little Women, #1)
by (shelved 324 times as american)
avg rating 4.04 — 1,704,620 ratings — published 1862
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A Farewell to Arms A Farewell to Arms (Paperback)
by (shelved 321 times as american)
avg rating 3.80 — 335,169 ratings — published 1929
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Cat's Cradle Cat's Cradle (Paperback)
by (shelved 292 times as american)
avg rating 4.19 — 424,517 ratings — published 1963
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As I Lay Dying As I Lay Dying (Paperback)
by (shelved 287 times as american)
avg rating 3.71 — 218,106 ratings — published 1930
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Breakfast at Tiffany's Breakfast at Tiffany's (Paperback)
by (shelved 284 times as american)
avg rating 3.92 — 256,804 ratings — published 1958
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Beloved Beloved (Paperback)
by (shelved 279 times as american)
avg rating 3.78 — 402,395 ratings — published 1987
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Asa Don Brown
“All children should be taught to unconditionally accept, approve, admire, appreciate, forgive, trust, and ultimately, love their own person.”
Asa Don Brown

Malcolm X
“When Pope Pius XII died, LIFE magazine carried a picture of him in his private study kneeling before a black Christ. What was the source of their information? All white people who have studied history and geography know that Christ was a black man. Only the poor, brainwashed American Negro has been made to believe that Christ was white, to maneuver him into worshiping the white man. After becoming a Muslim in prison, I read almost everything I could put my hands on in the prison library. I began to think back on everything I had read and especially with the histories, I realized that nearly all of them read by the general public have been made into white histories. I found out that the history-whitening process either had left out great things that black men had done, or some of the great black men had gotten whitened.”
Malcolm X

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