Surely You Can Find Something To Read
in All of This
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 categories:
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
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
reading through the book at random, the thought
came to my mind: so many books so little time.