Saturday, October 17, 2009

Creating Awareness through Literature Circles

I'm currently working on a unit based on middle eastern non-fiction to use with my 9th grade honors class. I was inspired by the books Three Cups of Tea and Reading Lolita in Tehran. My students have varying knowledge about this part of the world, and I feel it is part of my responsibility to acquaint my students with issues in this region that go beyond the politics that many might see on the news. Any suggestions on titles would be appreciated. In addition to the books that inspired me, I'm currently looking at The Bookseller of Kabul, and Baghdad Burning. I would also like to utilize the graphic novel The Pride of Baghdad.

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