Thursday, August 8, 2013

Follow Friday - If I taught English

Follow Friday is a feature created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  It's a fun blog hop where you meet other book bloggers and find people to follow.
Back to school. Create a reading list for the imaginary English Lit class you’ll be teaching this semester.
Can my class have a theme? It would be young adult, with a focus on female writers/characters with a dash of feminism thrown in. (This is a class for high schoolers because I want it to be and in my dreams we're introducing high school girls to feminism).
  1. Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
  2. Alanna by Tamora Pierce
    For these two books I would want to compare and contrast the differences between two different types of female characters and why it's important to have both.   
  3. Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
  4. Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr
    This book would be excellent for discussion about how we value virginity in girls more than boys and the concept of "slut-shaming." 
  5. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
    I want to include a book by a male author with a female protagonist.  I'm torn between this and Leviathan, which is my favorite Westerfeld series but I think Uglies would lead to more interesting discussion.
  6. Book of your choice and be prepared to discuss the female main character. 


Liesel Hill said...

Great list! I haven't read many of them but a few are on my TBR list. I think your theme is great! :D

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AlisonCanRead said...

Hopping through. I've only read one of E. Lockhart's book. I really want to read more.

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Alise said...

The Boyfriend List was so cute! Great pick with the Uglies, I feel like that could spark a bunch of conversation.

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Charlotte said...

When can we start the lessons, Ma'am? :D

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Lizzy Lessard said...

I haven't read any of them, but the Uglies I really want to. I've heard nothing but good things about the Trilogy and EVERYONE seems to recommend it.


Jessica@a GREAT read said...

OOh nice! Not familiar with these but good picks!

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Paperback Princess said...

Cassi I'm also a huge Westerfeld fan, I absolutely loved the Uglies series, apart from the last one, Special, I think, that wasn't that great compared to the firs three books anyway.

I also chose a Melina Marchetta book because I love her and being in Australia I actually studied Losing Alibrandi for school.

Paperback Princess said...

Lizzy the Uglies series is a MUST read I'm a huge Westerfeld fan after reading this series :D

Brittany Davis said...

Hooray, fantastic theme and topics :) Let's all save the world

Amanda Reyes said...

I love the idea of letting the students getting to choose their own read! Great list :)

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Tina said...

that would be a really interesting class! I like when some english classes have themes to them. I took a romance in lit class in high school and i loved it! New follower!

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Vilia said...

I haven't read Saving Francesca but I read Looking for Alibrandi by the same author. I like how you picked novels that would spark quite a bit of debate. Here's mine Backchatting
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