Q: Back to school. Create a reading list for the imaginary English Lit class you’ll be teaching this semester.
Nice one. I doubt I'd ever be a English Lit teacher (more like arts or computer) but if I was back in school, I'd definitely want these books to be part of the curriculum:
Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Keep Holding On - Susane Colasanti
Gated - by Amy Christine Parker
I think each have their strong points where social issues among other facts of life is concerned. And I would throw the next book in for the sheer fact that I love this story and would want teens in my class to enjoy reading it as well:
But that's me. How about you?