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Reading Suggestions
Alcott, Louisa May; Little Women
Alexie, Sherman; Reservation Blues
Allende, Isabel; City of the Beasts
Alvarez, Julia; How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
Angelou, Maya; I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Ashe, Arthur; Days of Grace
Atwood, Margaret; Cat’s Eye
Berg, Elizabeth; Durable Goods
Buck, Pearl; The Good Earth
Bradford, Richard; Red Sky at Morning
Bronte, Charlotte; Jane Eyre
Brown, Claude; Manchild in the Promised Land
Butler, Octavia; Kindred
Cather, Willa; Sapphira and the Slave Girl
Cisneros, Sandra; The House On Mango Street; Woman Hollering Creek
Coehlo, Paulo; The Alchemist
Crane, Stephen; Maggie, A Girl of the Streets
Crow Dog, Mary; Lakota Woman
Danticat, Edwidge; Krik? Krak!
Dickens, Charles; David Copperfield
Douglass, Frederick; Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Frank, Anne; Diary of a Young Girl
Franklin, Miles; My Brilliant Career
Frazier, Charles; Cold Mountain
Gates, Henry Louis; Colored People
Godden, Rumer; A Doll’s House
Guest, Judith; Ordinary People
Guterson, David; Snow Falling On Cedars
Haley, Alex; The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Hamill, Pete; Snow in August
Hegi, Ursula; Stones From the River
Hershey, John; Hiroshima
Hesse, Herman; Siddhartha
Hinton, S. E.; The Outsiders
Houston, Jeanne; Farewell to Manzanar
Huxley, Elspeth; The Plane Trees of Thika
Jacobs, Harriet; Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Jiang, Ji Li; Red Scarf Girl
Kincaid, Jamaica; Lucy
Kingsolver, Barbara; The Bean Trees; Pigs in Heaven
Knowles, John; A Separate Peace
L’Engle, Madeline; A Wrinkle in Time
Lamming, George; In the Castle of My Skin
Lauck, Josephine; Blackbird: A Childhood Lost and Found
Lee, Harper; To Kill a Mockingbird
Lee, Hellie; Still Life with Rice
Lowry, Lois; The Giver
Markandaya, Kamala; Nectar In a Sieve
Markham, Beryl; West With The Night
Marshall, Paule; Brown Girl, Brownstones
McBride, James; The Color of Water
McCullers, Carson; The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Moody, Anne; Coming of Age in Mississippi
Morrison, Toni; The Bluest Eye
Na, An; A Step From Heaven
Ng, Fae Myenne; Bone
Paton, Alan; Cry, The Beloved Country
Potok, Chaim; The Chosen
Salinger, J.D.; The Catcher in the Rye
Santiago, Esmeralda; When I Was Puerto Rican
Steinbeck, John; Of Mice and Men
Tan, Amy; The Joy Luck Club
Thomas, Piri; Down These Mean Streets
Thoreau, Henry David; Walden & Other Memoirs
Thurber, James; My Life And Hard Times
Tsukiyama, Gail; The Samurai’s Garden
Twain, Mark; The Prince and the Pauper
Vonnegut, Kurt; Cat’s Cradle
Voight, Cynthia; Homecoming
White, Betty; A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Wiesel, Elie; Night
Wong, Jade Snow; Fifth Chinese Daughter
Yezierska, Anzia; The Bread-Givers