Friday, June 10, 2011

Suggestions from Parents

At a recent meeting of the parent organization, the parents offered a list of some of their favorite titles. I happy to share it with everyone.

For Young Readers to Young Adults
  • Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper grades 4-8
  • The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen grades 5-8
  • The Candymakers byWendy Mass grades 4-6
  • Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan grades 4-7
  • World Without Fish by Mark Kurlansky grades 3 to adult
  • The Cardturner by Louis Sachar grades 6 to adult
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley grades 7 to adult
For Adult Readers
  • Unique Ability: Creating the Life You Want by Catherine Nomura, Julia Waller and Shanon Waller non-fiction
  • The Presence Process by Michael Brown non-fiction
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett fiction
  • Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jun Chang non-fiction
  • Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks non-fiction
  • Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky fiction
  • Poser: My Life in 23 Yoga PosesI by Claire Dederer non-fiction
  • Still Alice by Lisa Genova fiction
I hope this list helps people find some good reading. I know that I have now added some more titles to my "to be read" list.

1 comment:

UK said...

For anyone interested in a factual and accurate look at the role of women in Islam this book is great. With direct interviews with Muslim women, it gives clear information written in a very enjoyable way.
"Nine Parts of Desire" this book is a portrayal of women (some famous, most unknown) throughout the Muslim world. One comes away with an appreciation of the trememdous variation of treatment and roles of women between different countries and even within some countrie