09-16-2007 12:24 AM
09-17-2007 10:14 AM
Hello! I am a university adjunct professor teaching content reading to teachers who, hopefully, in turn, will be able to teach science and social studies better - we are concerned about the difficulty of texts for students in content area classes (6 - 12th grades). So, I am looking for stories and texts that are interesting to read and get the information passed on in a better way for some of our students. Does this make any sense? For instance, the bigotry and racism of the 50's is well told in the book Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. So, I will be listening and hoping to find out other novels that encourage understanding of important historical events.
If you haven't discovered these already, other books you may want to check out are Markus Zusak's award-winning novel about the Holocaust, The Book Thief; Hattie Big Sky, about the American West expansion; and The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, set during the American Revolution. These are some suggestions, but you may want to browse our Teen Fiction-Historical Fiction category, here.
Hope this helps!
Teens Editor, B&N.com
11-23-2007 05:45 PM
If we crawl/ Till we can walk again/ Then we'll run/ Until we're strong enough to jump/ Then we'll fly/ Until there is no end.
03-29-2008 01:12 PM