Outstanding Books I

This is a list of suggested reading for college-bound students and lifelong learners.

Life is Funny: A Novel
Artist/Author/Cast:
Frank, E. R.; Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Call Number:
YP F Frank
Description:

Growing up in New York can be agonizing, humorous, and always a challenge for the teens who tell their stories.

Light at the Edge of the World: A Journey Through the Realm of Vanishing Cultures
Artist/Author/Cast:
Davis, Wade
Call Number:
306.08 D2652L
Description:

Through photographs and eloquent text, the author unveils the diversity and unique quality of human cultures around the world.

Nectar In a Sieve
Artist/Author/Cast:
Markandaya, Kamala
Call Number:
F Markandaya
Description:

A woman in poverty struggles to find happiness in an arranged marriage to a peasant farmer in southern India.

Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing
Artist/Author/Cast:
Conover, Ted
Call Number:
365.92 C7538n
Description:

A gripping, humorous look at Sing Sing prison through the eyes of a writer who worked there.

Push
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sapphire
Call Number:
F Sapphire
Description:

Precious Jones is having her father's baby, but her classmates and a dedicated teacher help her to fight back.

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
Artist/Author/Cast:
Pipher, Mary
Call Number:
305.235 P6656r
Description:

Pipher looks at societal "girl poisoning" and the emotional and psychological havoc it wreaks on the lives of young women.

The Awakening
Artist/Author/Cast:
Chopin, Kate; Robinson, Marilynne (Introduction by)
Call Number:
YP F Chopin
Description:

Edna, an unhappy wife and mother, discovers new qualities in herself when she visits a resort for the Creole elite.

The Bride Price
Artist/Author/Cast:
Emecheta, Buchi
Call Number:
F Emecheta
Description:

A young Ibo girl and the son a prosperous former slave strive to be together despite tribal customs keeping them apart.

The Grass Dancer
Artist/Author/Cast:
Power, Susan
Call Number:
F Power
Description:

This multigenerational tale of a Sioux family is told in the voices of the living and the dead.

The Joy of Music
Call Number:
781.17 B5317j
Description:

Bernstein describes all aspects of classical music.

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