Friday, February 17, 2012

Book Suggestions for High School Kids...classics, regional authors, humor, etc.

Santa Land Diaries, David Sedaris
The Freedom Writers Diary, Erin Gruwell
The Bookseller of Kabul, Asne Seierstad
Ophelia Speaks: Adolescent Girls Write about Their Search for Self, Sara Shandler
Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls, Mary Pipher
More, Now, Again: A Memoir of Addiction, Elizabeth Wurtzel
Magical Thinking: True Stories, Augusten Burroughs
First Person Plural: My Life as a Multiple, Cameron West
Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Aspberger's, John Elder Robison
Take the Cannoli, Sarah Vowell
Almost a Woman, Esmerelda Santiago
When I Was Puetro Rican, Esmerelda Santiago
Breath, Eyes, Memory, Edwidge Danticat
The Dew Breaker, Edwidge Danticat
I Was Told There'd Be Cake, Sloane Crosley
When You Are Engulfed in Flames, David Sedaris
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, David Sedaris
Naked, David Sedaris
Prozac Nation, Elizabeth Wurtzel
Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris
Dry, Augusten Burroughs
Girl Interrupted, Susanna Kaysen
Running With Scissors, Augusten Burroughs
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie
Flowers in the Attic, V.C. Andrews
A Child Called It, Dave Pelzer
Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog, John Grogan
Prodigal Summer, Barbara Kingsolver
The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison
Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi
White Oleander, Janet Fitch
Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom
The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Rebecca Wells
I Know this Much is True, Wally Lamb
She's Come Undone, Wally Lamb
In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
1984, George Orwell
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden
The Red Tent, Anita Diamant
The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen
Beloved, Toni Morrison
The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
Nickel and Dimed: On Not Getting By in America, Barbara Ehrenreich
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Teacher Got Wrong, James Loewen
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
Maus, Art Spiegelman
Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Malcolm X
Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls
A People's History of the United States, Howard Zinn
The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
Frankenstein, Mary Shelly
Dead Poets Society, N.H. Kleinbaum
The Land Remembers, Ben Logan

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