Surely You Can Find Something To Read in All
ran upon a book entitled 500 Great Books for
Teens by Anita Silvey in our local library.
first I thought it would just be a another reading list,
but this was much more. The books are listed in twenty-one
Cultures, Many Realities
and Poetic Novels
and Social Conscience
War and Conflict
The author also includes the following chapters: Beyond
the 500: Additional Titles of Interest, Books by Geographic
Location, Books by Historical Time and Recommended Audio
Books. There is also a very helpful index.
surprises came to my mind: the number of books I have
read and the number of excellent books that I have yet
read. While is say for teens, there are a large number
I would also consider for adults. Every adult needs
to read To Kill a Mockingbird and
Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl.
we have mistaken ideas about certain books. For example,
I have always thought Dandelion Wine
by Ray Bradbury was a science fiction book, but
it turns out it is a collection of short fiction connected
by place (Green Town, Illinois. This information intrigued
me to the point that I now want to read the book.
checked on several of the books and they are available
on both/or Amazon.com
at reduced prices.
is a book that should be available to all teen students
either as their own copy or a library copy. There is
something for everyone in this book.
reading through the book at random, the thought came
to my mind: so many books so little time.