Lera (lerastar) wrote in bookish,

Children's Lit class, American lit class

Hey, everyone! I don't post here often but I read all the posts. I thought I'd share what I'm reading this semester to finish off my English minor (kicking myself for not planning ahead early enough and not double majoring!!)

Holes by Louis Sacher
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman
George's Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl
The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox
Selected Tales by the Brothers Grimm
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Day of Tears by Julius Lester

I am so excited about these books!

I only recognize one book for my American Lit class (Their Eyes Were Watching God) so I am really thinking the class might not be bad after all--I'm getting to read new literature.

American Lit books:

Passing by Nella Larsen
their eyes were watching god by Zora Neale Hurston
a collection of classic fiction of the harlem renaissance edited by William L. Andrews
The Blacker the Berry by Wallace Thurman

Has anyone read any of the American Lit class books? What should I expect? Dense or difficult subject matter?

Thanks! I can't wait to get started this semester!
(x-posted to my journal and perhaps other lit communities so sorry if you get this multiple times!)

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