Friday, November 17, 2006

Books for the College Bound

Paula by Isabel Allende
A book about a mother's love and the torment of losing a child to a fatal disease.

In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
A book about three brave sisters who defied a dictator and were brutally murdered.

T. Rex and the Crater of Doom by Walter Alvarez
A book about the cause of the mass extinction of every first grader's favorite dinosaur.

Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West by Stephen E. Ambrose
A very good account of the Lewis and Clark expedition that reads like a novel.

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya
A book about a little boy coming of age in his native New Mexico.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
A painfully poetic book about Maya Angelou's girlhood and early teens in the segregated south, Saint Louis and San Francisco.

Art Attack: A Short Cultural History of the Avant-Garde by Marc Aronson

Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Growing Up by Russell Baker

Waiting for Godot: A tragicomedy in two acts by Samuel Beckett

West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein

Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Silent Spring by Rachel Louise Carson

The Mousetrap and Other Plays by Agatha Christie

House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam by Bernard Edelman

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

The Bride Price by Buchi Emecheta

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

Master Harold and the Boys by Athol Fugard

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines

Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons

The Rattle Bag by Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes, editors

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Hiroshima by John Hersey

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco

Say It Loud! The Story of Rap Music by K. Maurice Jones

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason

Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa by Mark Mathabane

Shizuko's Daughter by Kyoko Mori

Beloved by Toni Morrison

The Chosen by Chaim Potok

Native Son by Richard Wright

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