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American History My Brother Sam Is Dead

James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier

The Bomb

Theodore Taylor

October Sky

Homer Hickam, Jr.

The West Little House on the Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

My Antonia

Willa Cather

Civics & Society Miracle’s Boys

Jacqueline Woodson

The Giver

Lois Lowry

Snow in August

Pete Hamill

Immigration and American Studies The Tenement Writer: An Immigrant’s Story

Ben Sonder

Sweet America: An Immigrant’s Story

Steven Kroll

The American Ways: An Introduction to American Culture

JoAnn Crandall

Latin American Experience All for the Better

Nicholasa Mohr

Like Water for Chocolate

Laura Esquivel

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

Julia Alvarez

Asian and Intercultural Studies Seedfolks

Paul Fleischman

A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

Robert Olen Butler

Red Azalea

Anchee Min

Friendship and Coming of Age Nilda
Nicholasa Mohr
The Friends

Rosa Guy

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Betty Smith

Ancient Cultures Adventures of the Greek Heroes

Mollie McLean & Anne Wiseman

Greek Gods and Heroes

Robert Graves


Arthur Waley (trans.)

Geography and the Environment Thinking about the World: Building Geography Foundations

Lawrence Brown

Ecology and the Environment: A Look at Ecosystems of the World

Amy Tickle

Never Cry Wolf

Farley Mowat

Drama Romeo and Juliet

(adapted by Oxford Univ. Press, etc.)

Inherit the Wind

Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee

Our Town

Thornton Wilder

Art and Artists Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists

Mike Venezia

I, Juan de Pareja

Elizabeth Borton de Trevino

A Moveable Feast

Ernest Hemingway

Journeys One World: Many Religions

Mary Pope Osborne

The Alchemist

Paulo Coehlo


Hermann Hesse