Friday, August 9, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday, # 2



Hi guys it's friday again and it's Feature & Follow Friday brought to you by Parajunkee and AlisonCanRead. This week's question is: Back to school. Create a reading list for the imaginary English Lit class you’ll be teaching this semester.

This is a great question! If I were an English Lit teacher I would want my students to read books that are not necessarily chosen because they are classics but because I find that they would be able to take something from it.

Here's my reading list:

1.The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri 
(Great Coming of Age story, definitely something to learn from this book)









2. Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska (
Another great historical, cultural novel.)










3. When I was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago
(I had to read this book in college, and I loved it so much I went and bought all of her other books. There are two other books that continue telling the story of her life. Just talking about it I want to get it out of my closet and re-read it.  



4. Manchild in The Promised Land by Claude Brown (Great Biography)











5. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
(A great story of standing up, and making change)
 


47 comments:

  1. Great list, I would take your course just to read some new books! I have The Help on my list too! Old follower!

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  2. Nice mix. They all sound really good :)

    http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2013/08/follow-friday_9.html

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my FF! I've followed back via Bloglovin'

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  4. Nice choices, I read "When I was Puerto Rican" and saw the Namesake movie. Very great stories about establishing identity.
    following on bloglovin

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  5. I haven't read any of these! Or heard of most of them :/

    New follower via bloglovin!
    Kelly @ Dandelion Dreams

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    1. You should check them out. Or at least one! :)

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  6. great list of books! Glad to see a list with something different!

    New bloglovin and twitter follower!

    My FF + Giveaway!

    Amber @Paradise of Pages

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  7. Wow, I have only heard of The Help. :) Following via GFC. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  8. Hi Jazmen, I love your picks! I like the addition of more modern books. Most literature teachers ignore new books!

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    1. Why thank you! Yeah I wanted something kind of more modern, classics are fantastic but there really are some great new books!

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  9. I enjoyed The Help, but I couldn't get into The Namesake. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm following back via bloglovin :)

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  10. Wow! Never heard of any of these except The Help! which I still haven't read yet! Thanks for stopping by my blog!! :)

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  11. I haven't read any of these, or heard of any except The Help. This is such an interesting list!

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  12. Interesting list. I haven't read any of these, although I keep meaning to read The Help.
    Thanks for stopping by my F&F. Following you back.
    My F&F

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  13. Nice list, those all look like good choices.

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  14. Definitely agree with The Help, but the others are new to me. Great list, gotta look those up :) Thanks for visiting. Following back.

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  15. I've only heard of 'the Help' out of that list and I've seen the film but not read it, although I thought the film was fab!

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a fab weekend.

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  16. Hmmm, The Help. Interesting!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Following back via Google Plus and GFC!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  17. I've never heard of any of these but the help, it sounds interesting!

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    1. There's also a movie although I have yet to see it. Check it out.

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  18. Good list.. thanks for visiting my Feature and Follow.

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  19. These all sound like interesting books! The Help is the only one I've read, I agree it would be a good choice.

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    1. You should check out some of the others. They're pretty great! :)

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  20. Lovely list! Thanks for stopping by, following you back :)
    Have a great weekend!

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  21. Oh, I've seen a few of these book around and I would LOVE to read them, these are my types of books, so I'm definitely in your class! :)

    New GFC follower, via both my personal and blog acc!

    Thanks for stopping by my post earlier! Have a great weekend and happy reading!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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  22. Interesting choices :) Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.
    New GFC follower :)


    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

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  23. Nice! Don't think I ever read any of these but they all sound so good =)

    Thanks for stopping by and I follow via bloglovin
    Amie @Magic of Words

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  24. All of these, except The Help, are new to me! I might have to look into them a little more...

    Thanks for following! Returning the favour via GFC

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  25. I think I would very much enjoy this class! :) I just added a couple to my TBR shelf.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog again yesterday!

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  26. Unfortunately...I haven't read anything from your list.Thanks for stopping my FF.Follow back via GFC.

    Elena @ Book Lady's Reviews

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  27. What a great list. I can tell by the titles that these stories would have a great lesson in the pages. I know The Help does. Thank you so much for stopping by my FF. New Bloglovin and GFC follower - Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

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  28. Love books where you can learn something from. Great list. Thanks for stopping by, following you back.

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  29. I haven't read any of those, but I've heard some great things, so I can understand why you'd pick them.
    Thanks for stopping by and following.
    I'm following you back via Bloglovin

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  30. Interesting choice of books! Thanks for the follow :D

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  31. Great list! I love The Help. I'm a bloglovin follower!

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  32. What an original list. I've only heard of The Help.

    And thanks for visiting my blog.
    I'm now following you via GFC.

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  33. The only one I've heard of is The Help.

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