Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
Top Ten Classic School Pairings OR Should be Taught…
To Kill a Mockingbird…Racism & Justice…Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.
Romeo and Juliet…Wrong Side of the Tracks…Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
The Great Gatsby…Roaring 20s…Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
Lord of the Flies…Unchecked Cruelty…Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
Frankenstein…Monster & Medical Ethics…The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd
There are also a few books that I think should be taught mostly for their social value. Students need to be taught understanding and compassion. Some of these might fit the bill:
Every Day by David Levithan. There is so much to discuss and learn about what we love and how we love. Public acceptance and perception.
Cracked by KM Walton. Bullies and the Bullied. Suicide.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. Poverty. Bullying. Weight.
Thousand Words by Jennifer Brown. Sexting and Choices.
Things I Can’t Forget by Miranda Kenneally. Beliefs & Understanding.
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen. Rape & Anger.
Ask the Passengers by A.S. King. Family, Love & Acceptance.
Crank by Ellen Hopkins. Drugs & Addiction.