Top Ten Tuesday: Back to School Freebie

Back To School Freebie: anything “back to school” related like 10 favorite books I read in school, books I think should be required reading, Required Reading For All Fantasy Fans, required reading for every college freshman, Books to Pair With Classics or Books To Complement A History Lesson, books that would be on my classroom shelf if I were a teacher, etc.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday are a combination of favorite books I read in school, my favorite books, and books I think should be read in school.

    1. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss – This is perhaps my all time favorite childhood book. I attribute Dr. Seuss for me being able to tell folks what I do and don’t like.
    2. Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell – In school I remember fighting, well actually more of a tug-of- war, over Clifford. I had to read him. Yeah I got into a little trouble over it. On my little report card/assessment, I didn’t get very good marks for sharing. Oh well, still don’t.
    3. Curious George by Margaret & H. A. Rey – I can only say Ioved that little monkey and I thought The Man in the Yellow Hat was a bit creepy, but nevertheless memories.
    4. Wonder by R. J. Palacio – I read this a few years ago because of all the hype it was receiving. I don’t typically read books for young readers, but I found this book really good. Check out the review.
    5. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White – One of my favorite quotes

      You have been my friend,” replied Charlotte. “That in itself is a tremendous thing…after all, what’s a life anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die…By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone’s life can stand a little of that.

    6. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – I am in love with Adichie. She’s a strong, beautiful, poised, smart woman who tells it like it is. I read this after I saw a TED Talk and it was (they were) great. Reveiw and TED Talk here.
    7. The Millennium Series by Steig Larsson – I read this because it was making its rounds around the office. It got to the point where we fighting over them.
    8. The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore – This has been on my TBR for a while. I got it because it seemed an interesting story. The premise is simple and complicate. How can two African-American males who share the same name, grow up within blocks of each other and under the same poverty stricken conditions turn out so different? One a Rhodes Scholar and White House Fellow and the other serving life for armed robbery and murder.
    9. Persepolis Books 1 & 2 by Marjane Satrapi – I got these when I was looking to diversify my reading. Devoured them in a day. Wonderful teaching tool about the Revolution in Iran. How it affected people, growing up during the revolution
    10. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis – I remember the first time I was introduced to Narnia. It was during an afterschool special.

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