Reading Suggestions
Achebe, Chinua; Things Fall Apart
Alexie, Sherman; Reservation Blues
Allende, Isabel; The House of the Spirits; City of the Beasts
Alvarez, Julia; In the Time of the Butterflies
Atwood, Margaret; Cat’s Eye; The Handmaid’s Tale
Brittain, Vera; Testament of Youth
Bronte, Charlotte; Jane Eyre
Brown, Claude; Manchild in the Promised Land
Camus, Albert; The Stranger
Cather, Willa; Sapphira and the Slave Girl; The Song of the Lark
Chopin, Kate; The Awakening
Coehlo, Paulo; The Alchemist
Conrad, Joseph; Heart of Darkness
Conway, Jill Ker; The Road From Coorain
Crane, Stephen; Maggie, A Girl of the Streets; The Red Badge of Courage
Crow Dog, Mary; Lakota Woman
Danticat, Edwidge; Krik? Krak!; Breath, Eyes, Memory
Douglass, Frederick; Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Emechteta, Buchi; Bride Price; Second Class Citizen
Frank, Anne; Diary of a Young Girl
Franklin, Miles; My Brilliant Career
Frazier, Charles; Cold Mountain
Gardner, John; Grendel
Gates, Henry Louis; Colored People
Golding, William; The Lord of the Flies
Graves, Robert; Goodbye To All That
Guterson, David; Snow Falling On Cedars
Hershey, John; Hiroshima
Hesse, Herman; Siddhartha
Huxley, Aldous; Brave New World
Huxley, Elspeth; The Plane Trees of Thika
Ishiguro, Kazuo; A Pale View of Hills; The Remains of the Day; When We Were Orphans
Jacobs, Harriet; Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Joffo, Joseph; A Bag of Marbles
Kincaid, Jamaica; Annie John
Kingsolver, Barbara; Animal Dreams; The Poisonwood Bible
Kingston, Maxine Hong; The Woman Warrior
Knowles, John; A Separate Peace
Lamming, George; In the Castle of My Skin
Lee, Harper; To Kill a Mockingbird
Lee, Hellie; Still Life with Rice
Mangione, Gerre; Mount Allegro
Markham, Beryl; West With The Night
Marshall, Paule; Brown Girl, Brownstones
McCourt, Frank; Angela’s Ashes
Morrison, Toni; The Bluest Eye
Narayan, R. K.; The Ramayana
Orwell, George; 1984; Animal Farm
Paton, Alan; Cry, The Beloved Country
Potok, Chaim; The Chosen
Remarque, Erich Maria; All Quiet on the Western Front
Rodriguez, Richard; Hunger of Memory
Rushdie, Salman; Haroun and the Sea of Stories; Midnight’s Children
Salinger, J.D.; The Catcher in the Rye
Santiago, Esmeralda; When I Was Puerto Rican
Shelley, Mary; Frankenstein
Tan, Amy; The Kitchen God’s Wife; The Bonesetter’s Daughter
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
Voltaire; Candide
Wharton, Edith; Ethan Frome
Wiesel, Elie; Night
Winterson, Jeannette; Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Wong, Jade Snow; Fifth Chinese Daughter
Yezierska, Anzia; The Bread-Givers