Sunday, February 27, 2011

Recommended Books for High School

Mirror & Window Books
 Alexie, Sherman. 2007. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. New York: Little Brown.
Budhos, Marina. 2007. Ask Me No Questions. NY: Simon Pulse.
Cardenas, Teresa. 2006. Letters to My Mother. Translated by David Unger. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
--------------------. 2006. Cartas a mi mama. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Combres, Elisabeth. 2011. Broken Memory: A Novel of Rwanda. Toronto:  Groundwood Books.
de la Pena, Matt. 2010. Mexican WhiteBoy. NY: Delacorte Books for Young Readers.
Herrera, Juan Felipe. 1999. CrashBoomLove: A Novel in Verse. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press.
Jaramillo, Ann. 2006. La Linea. New Milford, CT: Roaring Brook Press.
Luen, Gene. 2006. American Born Chinese. New York: First 
Quinonez, Ernesto. 2000. Bodega Dreams: A Novel. NY: Vintage.
1. Beyond Plot: Vignettes & Writer's Notebooks
Alvarez, Julia. 2010. How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents.NY: Algonquin Books.
Bradbury, Ray. 1985. Dandelion Wine. New York: Bantam Books.
Cisneros, Sandra. 1991. The House on Mango Street. New York: Vintage.
Cofer, Judith Ortiz. 1996. An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio. NY: Puffin.
Herrera, Juan Felipe. 2002. Notebooks of a Chile Verde Smuggler. Phoenix: University of Arizona Press. 
Myers, Walter Dean. 2010. Lockdown. NY: Amistad.
------------------------. 2001. 145th Street: Short Stories. New York: Laurel Leaf.
Wolff, Virginia Euwer. 1993. Make Lemonade. New York: Henry Holt.

2. Exploring the Essay
Baca, Jimmy Santiago. 1994. Working in the Dark: Reflections of a Poet from the Barrio. Santa Fe, NM: Red Crane Books.
Baxter-Stoltzfus, Amelia. 2009. “Returning to What’s Natural.” This I Believe.
Disney, Stephanie. 2008. Seeing with the Heart. This I Believe essay.
Dunsworth, Holly. 2008. I Believe Evolution. This I Believe Essay.
Gallagher, Hugh. 1990. College Essay. Harper's Magazine, p. 36.  (Very funny).

Gutierrez, Thelma and Wayne Dresh. 2008. Girl from Iconic Depression Photo: "We Were Ashamed" . 12.3.2008.
Hogan, Linda (Chickasaw). 2007. Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World. NY:
W.W. Norton.
Kingsolver, Barbara. 2003. Small Wonder: Essays. NY: Harper.
"Migrant Mother, 1936" Eyewtness to History.
Orlean, Susan (Ed.). 2005.  The Best American Essays. Boston: Houghton.
Redsand, Anna S. 2006. Viktor Frankl: A Life Worth Living. NY: Clarion Books.
Stone, Lucy. Disappointment Is the Lot of Women. ClassZone. 1855.
This I Believe essays from NPR
Urrea, Luis Alberto. 2004. The Devil’s Highway: A True Story. New York: Little Brown.

3. Because the Environment Matters

Abbey, Edward. 1990. Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness. Drawings by Peter Parnall. NY: Touchstone.
Berry. Wendell. 1996. The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture. Sierra Book Clubs.
Carson, Rachel. 1962/2002. Silent Spring. Boston: Mariner Book.
Dillard, Annie. 2007. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. NY: Harper.

Harr, Jonathan. 1996. A Civil Action. NY: Vintage.
Jacons, Jane. 1961/1992. The Death and Life of Great American Cities. NY: Vintage.Leopold, Aldo. 1986. A Sand County Almanac.NY: Ballantine.
Lopez, Barry. 2004. Field Notes: The Grace Note of the Canyon Wren. NY: Viking.
---------------. 1989. Crossing Open Ground. NY: Vintage.
McKibben, Bill. 2006. The End of Nature. NY: Random House.
Momaday, N. Scott (Kiowa-Cherokee). 1976. The Way to Rainy Mountain. University of New Mexico Press.
Powers, Richard. 2009. Gain: A Novel. NY: Picador.
Smith, Kimberly K. 2007. African American Environmental Thought: Foundations. Wichita, KA: University Press of Kansas.
Suzuki, David. 1997/2007. The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature. Vancouver: Greystone Books.

From: Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea.

Text to World
Delisle, Guy. 2005. Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea. Translated by Helge Dascher. Montreal: Drawn & Quarterly.
Jansen, Hanna. 2006. Over a Thousand Hills I Walk with You. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda.
Kubert, Joe. 1998. Fax from Sarajevo. Milwaukee, OR: Dark Horse Comic.
Siddiqui, Haroun. 2008. Being Muslim (Groundwork Guides). Tornoto: Groundwood Books.

Creating Visual Images
Translated by Tomás H. Lucero and Liz Fania Werner.

Saco, Joe. 2010. Footnotes in Gaza. NY: Metropolitan
Satrapi, Marijane. 2004. Persepolis.
Stafford, William. 1994. The Darkness Around Us is Deep. NY: Harper.
Wilson, August. 1988. Joe Turner's  Come and Gone. NY: Plume.

Asking Questions
Bruchac, Joseph (Abenaki). 1999. No Borders. Duluth, MN: Holy Cow Press.
Libura, Krystyna, Claudia Burr and Maria Cristina Urrutia. 1997.  Broken Shields. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Merrell, Billy. 2003. Talking in the Dark: A Poetry Memoir. NY: Push.
Osa, Nancy. 2005. Cuba 15. NY: Delacorte.
Rosoff, Meg. 2006. How I Live Now. New York: Wendy Lamb Books.

A Chance of Sunshine (Creative Editions)Making Inferences
Lester, Julius. 1998. Othello. New York: Scholastic.
Liao, Jimmy. 2003. Chance of Love. NY: Hallmark.
---------------. 2000. A Chance of Sunshine. Creative Education.
Lightman, Alan. 2004. Einstein's Dreams (6th printing ed.). NY: Viking.
Small, David. 2010. Stitches. NY: Norton.
Smith. Sheri L. 2010. Flygirl. NY: Speak.
Spiegelman, Art. 1986. Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History. New York: Pantheon.

Determining Importance
Heiligman, Deborah. 2009.  Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith. NY: Henry Holt.
Hemphill, Stephanie. 2010. Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials. Kindle Edition.
Miller, Arthur. 2003. The Crucible. NY: Penguin (Kindle Edition).
Sáenz, Benjamin Alire. 2009. Last Night I Sang to the Monster. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.

Alvarez, Julia. 2004. Before We Were Free. New York: Laurel Leaf.
----------------. 2004. Antes de ser libres. New York Laurel Leaf.
Anaya, Rudolfo. 1972. Bless Me Ultima. NY: Warner Books.
Laxer, James. 2006. Empire. Toronto, Ontario: Groundwood Books.
Springer, Jane. 2007. Genocide. Toronto, Ontario: Groundwood Books.
Vonnegut, Kurt. 1999. Slaughterhouse-Five. New York: Dial.

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