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There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
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The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The God of Small Things
by Arundhati Roy (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: HS English teachers
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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Their Eyes Were Watching God
by Zora Neale Hurston
recommended for: Those interested in a good novel
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I really enjoyed the Zora Neale Hurston's writing style. I thought that this book was accessible, but also had layers of depth for exploration.
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Double Dutch by Sharon M. Draper
Double Dutch
by Sharon M. Draper (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: young adolescents, Middle School teachers
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Double Dutch deals with themes like friendship, trust, bullying, teamwork, relationships, family, and learning disabilities within the setting of an urban Middle School.

Although the book is, in my opinion, too predictable and wraps up too neatly for
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Maus by Art Spiegelman
Maus: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Maus, #1)
by Art Spiegelman
recommended for: Teachers, secondary students, fans of graphic novels
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I really enjoyed this read. I think that what this book taught me was that I can get really into a graphic novel, something that had been really difficult for me in the past. The engaging story about the author's father's experiences as a Jew during ...more
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Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
Boy Meets Boy
by David Levithan (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: Adolescents looking for light reading
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When I signed up to read the novel Boy meets Boy, I had so many expectations coming in to the book. As the only book on my young adult literature course syllabus about LGBT issues, I had high expectations. Based on my own experiences growing up and strug ...more
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Feed by M.T. Anderson
Feed
by M.T. Anderson
recommended for: Adolescents, teachers crafting a sci-fi course, adults who love sci fi
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The concept: People have "feeds" in their heads that broadcast news, music, advertising, and chatting straight into the mind.

I just finished Feed during my Spring Break this year. I really enjoyed it.

The author creatively manipula
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Sold by Patricia McCormick
Sold
by Patricia McCormick
recommended for: adolescents, teachers, people looking for a unique lyrical prose novel
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Sold is a deeply touching novel written in a string of lyrical prose poems from the perspective of a young girl in Nepal. Her haunting descriptions of her life after being sold by her family are beautiful and disturbing. It is a quick read, and afterward ...more
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Stone of Tears by Terry Goodkind
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Terry Goodkind's second book in the Sword of Truth series, and his writing and story-crafting abilities continue to improve, while the characters continue to grow through their challenges and triumphs.
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in secret, between the shadow and the soul.”
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“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
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