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High School Reading

School Required Reading That Will Change Your Life

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 08.22.2014 | Home

They're called "classics" for a reason.

Problems Of A Self-Proclaimed Bookworm

Neel Swamy | Posted 07.14.2014 | Teen
Neel Swamy

To say that a work of this caliber is not of the same level as some of the novels described above offends me deeply, especially since Ordinary People tackles an issue that many other novels have steered away from: suicide and those it affects.

Celebrating James Baldwin, As Many Classrooms Ignore Him

The New York Times | Posted 04.24.2014 | Black Voices

James Baldwin’s 1953 novel, “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” about a Harlem teenager’s search for meaning, quickly became a classic, along with h...

My Unexpected Summer Adventure

Madelyn Chen | Posted 10.16.2013 | Teen
Madelyn Chen

Past the cheesy tourist souvenirs and postcards from my travels, past the scrapbook pictures and fleeting memories, the library was the hallmark of my summer, the product of my labors and token of my adventures. How I spent my summer vacation.

The Role of Fiction in the High School English Language Arts Classroom

Susan Pimentel | Posted 02.10.2013 | Education
Susan Pimentel

Said plainly, stories, drama, poetry, and other literature account for the majority of reading that students will do in the high school ELA classroom.

No More 'Catcher In The Rye'

Posted 12.14.2012 | Education

Concern is growing among teachers and parents that literary classics will go the way of the dinosaurs under a set of new national curricular standards...

9 Books You Should Have Read In High School

Maddie Crum | Posted 11.28.2012 | Home
Maddie Crum

I packed my bags for college having read every single one of Shakespeare's plays and Twain's novels, but not knowing who Jorge Luis Borges or Doris Lessing were. This is a huge problem.

Student Turns To Yahoo! Answers For Book Summary, Gets Schooled By Its Author

Posted 10.14.2012 | Education

As academic year is beginning at schools across the country, some students are scrambling to finish their summer assignments before the first day of c...

The Beauty in Assigned Reading

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 06.25.2012 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

The true beauty of assigned reading is that it forces us to go out of our comfort zones. It allows us hear about different cultures and times, keeping our minds open to new opinions and perspectives.

American High Schoolers Are Reading 5th-Grade Level Books

Posted 03.23.2012 | Education

High school students today are reading books intended for children with reading levels far below those appropriate for teens, according to a recent re...

Lucas Kavner

Vonnegut Library And ACLU Respond To Missouri School's Book Banning | Lucas Kavner | Posted 10.05.2011 | Home

In response to the Republic, Mo., school board's controversial decision last week to remove "Slaughterhouse-Five" from its high school library and cur...

10 Books You Really Should Have Read In High School | Jennifer Worick | Posted 10.02.2011 | Home

High-schoolers often have to slog through classics when they’d rather be hanging out with their friends or doing just about anything else. You might...

Students Sound Off: High School Senior Believes Graduating Starts With A Love Of Reading

The Huffington Post | Karen Wisniewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

"Students Sound Off," is an ongoing student blogger contest aimed at providing students a loud and clear voice in the education debate presented by Hu...