Top Ten Books I Think Should Be Required Reading in School

Top Ten Tuesday
(Images link to Goodreads, Titles link to Amazon)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in which you make a list of ten to do with a certain topic.  This week’s topic is “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.”  I’m doing books I think should be required reading in school….for girls, or hell, for boys too. Who am I to tell a boy these books aren’t for him?

Curly Carla’s Top TenEleven:

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  1. Uglies by Scott Westerfield.  Great body image book.
  2. You Can’t Catch Me by Cassie Mae.  Another great body image book.
  3. Cinder & Ella by Kelly Oram.  Great book with diversity.
  4. Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg.  Book about what it’s like to be gay in high school among other things.  This would be a great book for HS.
  5. And while I’m at it, The History of Us by Nyrae Dawn.  A great look at the past of present of gay culture in a fictional setting.
  6. Bright Side by Kim Holden.  A book about love and loss and not wasting time.  Inspirational.
  7. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde because some classics are still worth reading.
  8. The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Suess.  This is a book about how far some people will go to try and control others/and or judging others just because they are different that you.
  9. Imaginations by Tara Brown.  This book encourages challenging the norm and questioning authority. Which we should always do.
  10. Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan.  Book about physical abuse.
  11. Progress by Amy Queau.  Book about loving someone with Bipolar who doesn’t want help.

14 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I Think Should Be Required Reading in School

  1. Super interesting list. Thanks for offering your reasons why they’d be good in school. I haven’t even heard of most of these, so I’ll have to go check them out!

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