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I'm an Associate Professor of English Education. My time is spent preparing to teach, teaching, reading, writing, working with pre-service and practicing teachers, serving on various committees, and trying to keep my office from over flowing into the hallway.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

World Literature for Teens List

A few years ago, when my English teacher friends in NC public high schools started trying to implement the common core and it's emphasis on World Literature, I started compiling a list of what they were teaching. I just dug this list up while searching for something else, so I thought I would share.
If you have others you want to add, please do so in the comments, and I will occasionally update the list.

World Literature to Teach in High School
 Caribbean
Annie John - Jamaica Kincaid

Italy
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

Afghanistan
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

France
Zazoo - Richard Mosher

India
Jasmine - Bharati Mukherjee
Siddhartha - Herman Hesse
Haroun and the Sea Stories – Salman Rushdie

China
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress – Dai Sijie and Ina Rilke

Africa
Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
Purple Hibiscus – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

South America
Motorcycle Diaries – Che Guevara

Korea
Lost Names – Richard E. Kim

China
Wild Ginger - Anchee Min

Sudan
The Lost Boys of Sudan – Mark Bixler
Escape from Slavery – Francis Bok and Edward Tivnan

England
The Fifth Child - Doris Lessing

Thailand
Rice without Rain - Minfong Ho

The Netherlands
The Vanishing – Tim Krabbe and Sam Garrett

Documentaries
Austrailia
Rabit Proof Fence – Doris Pilkington

Dominican Republic
In the Time of Butterflies – Julia Alvarez