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Jamestown Literature:
An Adapted Reader

Table of Contents

Jamestown Literature: An Adapted Reader, Course 1 (Grade 6)

  • Priscilla and the Wimps by Richard Peck
  • King of Mazy May by Jack London
  • La Bamba by Gary Soto
  • After You, My Dear Alphonse by Shirley Jackson
  • The Game by Walter Dean Myers
  • Zlateh the Goat by Isaac Singer
  • Eleven by Sandra Cisneros
  • The All American Slurp by Lensey Namioka
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • Force of Luck by Rudolph Anaya
  • Loo-Wit: The Firekeeper by Joseph Bruchac
  • End of the World by Jenny L. Cloud
  • Koko: The Smart Signing Gorilla by Jean C. George
  • Mummy No. 1770 by Patricia Lauber
  • The Land of Red Apples by Zitkala-Sa
  • Madame C.J. Walker by Jim Haskins

Jamestown Literature: An Adapted Reader, Course 2 (Grade 7)

  • The Landlady by Roald Dahl
  • Lob’s Girl by Joan Aiken
  • Amigo Brothers by Piri Thomas
  • Broken Chain by Gary Soto
  • Thank You Ma’am by Langston Hughes
  • Duffy’s Jacket by Bruce Coville
  • Home by Gwendolyn Brooks
  • A Crush by Cynthia Rylant
  • Monsters Are Due on Maple Street by Rod Serling
  • Prometheus by Bernard Evslin
  • Aunty Misery by Judith Ortiz Cofer
  • We Are All One by Lawrence Yep
  • Cochise Speech by Cochise
  • Barrio Boy by Ernesto Galarza
  • The Horse Snake by Huynh Quang Nhuong
  • Names (Nombres) by Julia Alvarez

Jamestown Literature: An Adapted Reader, Course 3 (Grade 8)

  • The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Stop the Sun by Gary Paulsen
  • Chanclas by Sandra Cisneros
  • Everybody Knows Tobie by Daniel Garza
  • Raymond’s Run by Toni Cade Bambara
  • Mother and Daughter by Gary Soto
  • The Treasure of Lemon Brown by Walter Dean Myers
  • The Medicine Bag by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
  • The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
  • The Wise Old Woman by Yoshiko Uchida
  • Racing the Great Bear by Joseph Bruchac
  • Icarus and Daedalus by Josephine Preston Peabody
  • The People Could Fly by Virginia Hamilton
  • Thank You in Arabic by Naomi Shihab Nye
  • The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln
  • This We Know by Chief Seattle
  • Nationally Televised Speech by President John F. Kennedy

Jamestown Literature: An Adapted Reader, Course 4 (Grade 9)

  • The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe
  • American History by Judith Ortiz Cofer
  • The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
  • The Horned Toad by Gerald Haslam
  • The Open Window by Saki
  • The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst
  • The Soul Catcher by Louis Owens
  • Sweet Potato Pie by Eugenia Collier
  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  • The Odyssey by Homer
  • Field Trip by Naomi Shihab Nye
  • Only Daughter by Sandra Cisneros
  • Of Dry Goods… by Uchida
  • Black Boy by Richard Wright
  • Night by Elie Wiesel

Jamestown Literature: An Adapted Reader, Course 5 (Grade 10)

  • The False Gems by Guy de Maupassant
  • The Boar Hunt by Jose Vasconcelos
  • The Censors by Luisa Valenzuela
  • Appetizer by Robert Abel
  • Catch the Moon by Judith Ortiz Cofer
  • A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury
  • Through the Tunnel by Doris Lessing
  • Marigolds by Eugenia Collier
  • A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
  • Le Morte d’Arthur by Thomas Malory
  • Where the Girl Rescued her Brother by Joseph Bruchac & Gayle Ross
  • Yuki-Onna by Lafcadio Hearn
  • The Angry Winter by Loren Eiseley
  • An American Childhood by Annie Dillard
  • By Any Other Name by Santha Rama Rau
  • Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne & James Houston

Jamestown Literature: An Adapted Reader, American Literature

  • How the World Was Made by James Moody
  • The Sky Tree by Joseph Bruchac
  • Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson
  • The Devil and Tom Walker by Washington Irving
  • The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allen Poe
  • My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass
  • And Ain’t I a Woman? by Sojourner Truth
  • The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln
  • The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin
  • To Build a Fire by Jack London
  • In Another Country by Ernest Hemingway
  • Dust Tracks on a Road by Zora Neale Hurston
  • The Rockpile by James Baldwin
  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  • Working: Roberto Acuna, Farm Worker by Studs Terkel
  • Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
  • Snow by Julia Alverez
  • The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

Jamestown Literature: An Adapted Reader, British Literature

  • Beowulf by Anonymous
  • The Pardoner’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Sonnet 116 and Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare
  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare
  • Paradise Lost by John Milton
  • A Modest Proposal by Jonathon Swift
  • The Lamb and the Tyger by William Blake
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Crossing the Bar by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
  • The Rocking Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence
  • Dead Man’s Path by Chinua Achebe
  • B. Wordsworth by V. S. Naipaul
  • Games at Twilight by Anita Desai

Jamestown Literature: An Adapted Reader, World Literature

  • The Lion’s Awakening from Sundiata by Anonymous
  • The Prisoner Who Wore Glasses by Bessie Head
  • The Iliad: Achilles and Hector by Homer
  • Oedipus the King by Sophocles
  • Gilgamesh by Anonymous
  • The Parable of the Prodigal Son from the King James Version of the Bible
  • The Qur’an: The Exordium and Daylight by Anonymous
  • Hundred Questions from the Mahabharata by Anonymous
  • Like the Sun by R.K. Narayan
  • Tao Te Ching by Lao-tzu
  • The Pillow Book by Sei Shōnagon
  • The Doll’s House by Katherine Mansfield
  • The Bet by Anton Chekhov
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • The Night Face Up by Julio Cortázar
  • Bishop Berkeley or Mariana of the Universe by Liliana Heker
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