October 28

ELA 20 Independent Novel Reading – Book Options

In the past for ELA 20, we’ve read one novel together as a class – To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s a great story and young readers become easily attached to the one supportive character, Boo Radley, but there are so many great books to choose from and such diverse interests, so last year we developed a collection of book titles that would fit our course theme of “transition from youth to adolescence”.

These are the book options you can choose from this year and, if you know of another title that would fit, run it by me and we could maybe add it to this growing list!

Each selection is linked to a novel summary page that includes other reviews and includes the visual summary as well. 

  1. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
  2. A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Husseini) – the female story
  3. The Kite Runner (Khaled Husseini) – the male story
  4. Medicine Walk (Richard Wagamese) – Canadian text
  5. My Sister’s Keeper (Jodi Picoult)
  6. The Book of Negros (Lawrence Hill) – Canadian text
  7. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
  8. An Abundance of Katherines (John Green)
  9. The Beginning of Everything (Robyn Schneider)
  10. Eleanor & Park (Rainbow Rowell)
  11. Throwaway Daughter (Ting-Xing Ye) – Canadian text
  12. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter (Kim Edwards)
  13. Shine (Lauren Myracle)
  14. The Glass Castle
  15. April Raintree
  16. A Quality of Light
  17. The Pact
  18. All the Bright Places
  19. Educated
  20. From the Ashes (Sask. author)
  21. Beartown
  22. Born a Crime -Trevor Noah (nonfiction)
  23. Is Everyone Hanging out Without me? – Mindy Kaling (nonfiction)
  24. Lion – based on a true story
  25. Ready Player One -sci fi
  26. Memoirs of a Geisha

Posted October 28, 2016 by Waldner in category ELA 20

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