Eng II, Unit 3 Reading List



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ENG II, Unit 3

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Gender Issues/Sexuality






The Awakening by Kate Chopin


Fiction


Classic






Half the Sky by Kristoff and WuDunn

Nonfiction


Modern/narrative essays







I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Nonfiction


Modern/memoir








Sold by Patricia McCormick

Fiction

Modern






Perks of Being a Wall Flower by Stephen Chbosky

Fiction

Modern/Young Adult






Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us by Kate Bornstein

Nonfiction


Modern/memoir







A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

Nonfiction


Classic






Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference by Cordelia Fine

Nonfiction


Modern/scientific/essays







Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer

Nonfiction


Modern/narrative/criminal law



Food/Water





The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Nonfiction


Modern/essays/historical







Bitter Chocolate: Anatomy of an Industry by Carol Off

Nonfiction


Modern/essays/historical







The End of Food by Paul Roberts

Nonfiction


Modern/essays/historical







The China Study by T. Colin Campbell

Nonfiction


Modern/essays/scientific







Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

Nonfiction


Modern/essays/cultural







Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquival

Fiction

Modern classic/magical realism






The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

Fiction

Modern/magical realism


Technology





Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Fiction

Classic/dystopia






Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Fiction

Classic






The Accidental Billionaire by Ben Mezrich


Nonfiction


Modern/biographical narrative







No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald

Nonfiction


Modern/biographical narrative



Environment





Walden by Thoreau

Nonfiction


Classic/essays








Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

Nonfiction


Classic/scientific








Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

Nonfiction


Modern classic/narrative







The World Without Us by Alan Weisman

Nonfiction


Modern/scientific







An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It by Al Gore

Nonfiction


Modern/scientific







Into the Wild Jon Krakauer

Nonfiction


Modern classic







The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Nonfiction


Modern/literary/dystopia







On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Nonfiction


Classic/scientific



Health and Disability





The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon

Fiction

Modern/Young Adult






The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Nonfiction


Modern/memoir/scientific







Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

Nonfiction


Modern/narrative essays






Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

Nonfiction


Modern/biographical narrative



Substance Abuse





The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Nonfiction


Modern/memoir







Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction

Book by David Sheff

Nonfiction


Modern/memoir







Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks and Frederik Pohl

Fiction

Modern classic







Tweak: Growing up on Methamphetamines

Nonfiction


Modern/memoir






The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Fiction

Modern/literary

Immigration/Global Issues





The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande

Nonfiction


Modern/memoir







The Brief Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Fiction

Modern/literary/magical realism






Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody

Nonfiction


Modern/memoir







The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters by B.R. Myers

Nonfiction


Modern/cultural/historical







Shutting Out the Sun: How Japan Created Its Own Lost Generation by Michael Zielenziger

Nonfiction


Modern/cultural/historical







Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Fiction

Modern/literary






Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Fiction

Modern/literary






The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi

Fiction

Modern/literary/magical realism






A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid

Nonfiction


Modern/narrative essays



Violence/War





A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

Nonfiction


Modern/memoir







What is the What by Dave Eggers

Fiction

Modern/literary






No Easy Day by Mark Owen

Nonfiction


Modern/memoir







The Bone Woman by Clea Koff

Nonfiction


Modern/memoir








Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Fiction

Modern






In the Presence of My Enemies by Gracia Burnham

Nonfiction


Modern/memoir







The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

Fiction

Modern classic






The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat

Fiction

Modern/literary






Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Fiction

Classic






Columbine by Dave Cullen


Nonfiction


Modern/narrative/cultural







The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness


Fiction

Modern/Young Adult





Secondhand Time The Last of the Soviets by Svetlana Alexievich

NonFiction

modern/memoir




The Guernsey Literary and potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer


Fiction

Modern/historical/

epistolary

Religion





Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Fiction

Modern/literary






Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Nonfiction


Modern/memoir







The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Fiction

Modern





The Bridge Over San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

Fiction

Modern/ literary





The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Fiction

Modern classic


Race





Native Son by Richard Wright

Fiction

Classic






The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Fiction

Classic






The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Fiction

Classic






The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin

Fiction

Classic






Passing by Nella Larsen

Fiction

Classic






White Like Me by Tim Wise

Nonfiction


Modern/memoir







Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Nonfiction


Modern/memoir







Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 by Charles Murray

Nonfiction


Modern/cultural/historical





Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee


Fiction

Modern/historical/cultural



The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Fiction

modern/historical

Poverty





Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Nonfiction


Modern/narrative essays







Enough by Roger Thurow

Nonfiction


Modern/scientific







Nickled and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

Nonfiction


Modern/memoir/sociological







Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

Nonfiction


Memoir






The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Fiction

Classic/historical fiction






Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Fiction

Classic/historical fiction






The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

Fiction

Modern





Evicted by Matthew Desmond



Nonfiction

Modern












Oppression





Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick

Nonfiction


Modern/narrative essays








Little Princes by Connor Grennan

Nonfiction


Modern/memoir







Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Nonfiction


Modern/graphic autobiography







Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden

Nonfiction


Modern/memoir







Night by Elie Weisel

Nonfiction


Classic/memoir








Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank


Nonfiction


Classic/diary





The Return: Fathers, Sons and Land in Between by Hisham Matar

Nonfiction

memoir


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