Reading List Course 5
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Can you envision a future in which all books are not only
banned, but burned? Firefighter Guy Montag goes about his
job of burning books until he encounters a young woman who
introduces him to the adventure that books can offer. Guy
makes a decision that sets him on the adventure of his life.
Mice and Men
Their dreams of someday owning a small farm are all that sustain
ranch hands George and Lennie as they go from one difficult
job and disheartening experience to the next. When Lennie
inadvertently causes a tragedy, George must make a painful
decision about how best to help his friend.
The courage, joys, and suffering of immigrant farmers who
settled the Nebraska frontier are realistically portrayed
in this classic novel. Narrator Jim Burden remembers his innocent
childhood on the prairie and recounts the triumphs of his
strong and capable lifelong friend Ántonia.
Daughter of the Wind
Shabanu is a Pakistani girl with a fierce sense of self. She
loves her family and their life as camel herders in the desert,
but her world is shattered when her parents arrange for her
to marry a wealthy older man. Shabanu is torn between accepting
the marriage or suffering the consequences of going against
During World War II, the Nazis sent sixteen-year-old Elie
Wiesel and his family to concentration camps. This memoir
presents an account of young Wiesel's experiences of the horrors
of the death camp. Wiesel's memories of that nightmare would
force him to confront harsh realities about human nature.
An Illustrated History
Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns
The authors use photographs and narrative to
document baseball's evolution since the mid-nineteenth century
and bring to life baseball's most memorable players, such
as Ty Cobb, Satchel Paige, Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, and
Joe DiMaggio. This book also shows baseball's connection to
American history and its influence on our national life.
Edge of the Sea
How do small sea creatures hold on to rocks while strong waves
wash over them? How does the arctic jellyfish survive "being
solidly frozen for hours"? Carson reveals the dramatic and
varied communities of plant and animal life along the rocky
shores, sandy beaches, and coral reefs of the Atlantic Ocean.
Delicate drawings depict the rich variety of life forms.
Separate Battle: Women and the Civil War
In both the North and South, women during the Civil War served
vital roles. Some were doctors, nurses, and spies; others
donned trousers and fought on the battlefront. This enlightening
book reveals the wartime heroics of famous women like Louisa
May Alcott and Harriet Beecher Stowe and of women such as
Loreta Velazquez and Sarah Edmonds.
Joy Luck Club
For forty years, four Chinese mothers gather in San Francisco
to socialize, talking about their lives and their Chinese
American daughters. The daughters are establishing their own
identities in a different culture from that of their mothers.
A fierce love carries both generations to an understanding
of each others' needs.
In this highly readable handbook, Oliver empowers the student
of poetry and demonstrates that "out of writing, and the rewriting,
beauty is born." Citing works from other poets, such as Elizabeth
Bishop, T. S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, and Lucille Clifton,
Oliver demonstrates that writing good poetry is a craft.
Space Between Our Footsteps: Poems and Paintings from the
by Naomi Shihab Nye
This collection of works of more than 100 poets and artists
from 19 Middle Eastern countries explores themes that include
exile, family, childhood, journeys, and joy. Award-winning
poet and anthologist Naomi Shihab Nye pairs poems with full-color
art from the countries represented.
Haiku Menagerie: Living Creatures in Poems and Prints
Stephen Addiss with Fumiko and Akira Yamamoto
Showing how fascinating the smallest animal or insect can
be, this collection of Japanese haiku features master poets'
insights into the natural world. More than 48 woodblock prints
illustrate the creatures described in the poems. The poems
are presented both in English translation and the original
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The adults in Huck Finn's life fail to appreciate his mischievous
and fun-loving attitude. Hungry for comradeship, he befriends
the runaway slave, Jim, and together they escape the constrictions
of the small town to raft down the Mississippi River. Jim
helps Huck learn the nature of friendship and the meaning
An illustrated edition of Tagore's play about an adopted child
named Amal. Confined to his home as the result of an illness,
Amal's only entertainment is watching the neighborhood as
he sits at his open window. As Amal engages in conversations
with the townspeople who stroll by, he expresses amazing insight
Prehistoric Thebes is under siege by an Argive army led by Polyneices,
son of Oedipus and brother of Eteocles. Eteocles pledges to
save Thebes and fiercely defends its seven gates against the
Argive army's seven armored chiefs and their warriors. Trying
to avoid disaster, the Theban women warn Eteocles to stay
away from the seventh gate.
F. E. Halliday
This illustrated biography of Shakespeare gives details about
the playwright's life and plays and presents fascinating information
about the history of the theater. Reproductions of documents,
maps, and illustrations enliven the text. Included are contemporary
photographs of Shakespeare's grave in Stratford and other
Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Ernest J. Gaines
Having lived 110 years, Jane Pittman is a woman with many
stories to tell. Born into slavery, she lives through the
Civil War, Reconstruction, life on a Southern plantation,
and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Her strength and
courage serve as models to those around her.
Light Beyond the Forest
The Knights of the Round Table set out in search of the a
holy relic known as the Holy Grail. This is a tale of heroism
and adventure, in which Sir Lancelot, Sir Galahad, and the
other knights struggle against great dangers to reach their
goal. Only the most perfect knight succeeds.
of the Same Cloth: American Women of Myth, Legend, and Tall
Robert D. San Souci
Discover America's unheralded heroines who are as strong-willed
and clever as their male counterparts. San Souci retells 15
folktales, ballads, and stories about legendary women, representing
such cultures as African American, Anglo American, Inuit,
Hawaiian, Mexican American, and Native American.
Jean Craighead George
Do cultural traditions belong in our modern, technological
world? Billie Wind finds the answer to this question when
she ventures off alone into the Florida Everglades as punishment
for doubting her Seminole tribe's legends. Her adventure teaches
her that her tribe's legends are important especially
in today's world.
Antonio Marez struggles for meaning in his young life. Should
he fulfill his mother's dreams or pursue a more adventurous
life as his father did? Can he survive the cultural conflicts
both within and beyond his small town? With the help of Ultima,
a curandera who cures with herbs and magic, Antonio
finds the meaning of life.
Boy: A Play
Rudy, a ninth grader, finally has a date with Patricia, an
eleventh grader, and takes her to a restaurant in their Mexican
American community. When Rudy's best friend, his "crazy" guitar-playing
uncle, and his mother show up, Rudy worries that they might
embarrass him, and he pretends not to know them.
Water with Ogden Nash
In this collection of 26 delightful, humorous poems, Ogden
Nash writes about sea creatures such as the turtle, the jellyfish,
the squid, and the shark. Detailed color drawings by award-winning
zoological illustrator Katie Lee are paired with the poems.
of the Road
In this poignant yet funny novel, Jenna Boller, a sophomore
with an after-school job selling shoes, agrees to take on
the additional task of driving the store president, Mrs. Gladstone,
on a business trip. As they journey all summer long from Chicago
to Dallas, Jenna offers her own amusing rules for the "highway