This book list is a mix of those traditionally studied in school and some different but amazing alternative selections. The ‘difficulty’ of these books ranges, and as always individual students and where they are at personally will determine where these books fit best in their learning.
These books are the stories that make an impact, students question and explore a variety of topics, moral issues, questions about society, people, history, and life. They can be difficult to read: racism, family problems, war, gender… However they can be equally hopeful, uplifting, and inspiring. These books require ‘deep reading’ and will be re-read and discussed for years to come.
1. To Kill A Mockingbird- Harper Lee
2. 1984- George Orwell
3. The Handmaid’s Tale- Margaret Atwood
4. The Kite Runner- Khaled Hosseini
5. The Cellist Of Sarajevo- Steven Galloway
6. The Book Thief- Markus Zusak
7. The Naming- Allison Croggon
8. The Help- Kathryn Stockett
9. Surfacing- Margaret Atwood
10. The Glass Castle- Jeanette Walls
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