Disclaimer: These novels are suggestions for your independent study project, and they were chosen based upon their literary merit as well as the literary




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ALIS Reading List

Disclaimer: These novels are suggestions for your independent study project, and they were chosen based upon their literary merit as well as the literary research available. If you have questions or concerns, please see a teacher.

Remember, these are only suggestions, so you and your parent must sign the ALIS Proposal sheet before proceeding.

If there is not a book here that suits your needs, please conference with your teacher before continuing.

Texts with an asterisk (*) are frequently taught in classes in Littleton Public Schools.


Ethnic Groups

Native American

Alexie, Sherman

The Lone Ranger and Tonto

Fistfight in Heaven (short

stories)

Reservation Blues

Coel, Margaret

The Ghost Walker

Dorris, Michael

Yellow Raft on Blue Water

Frazier, Charles

Thirteen Moons


Silko, Leslie

Ceremony


African American

Angelou, Maya

I Know Why the Caged Bird

Sings

Poetry Selections

Baldwin, James

Go Tell It on the Mountain

Notes of a Native Son

Nobody Knows My Name:

Selected Essays

Jimmy’s Blues: Selected

Poems

Kidd, Sue Monk

The Secret Life of Bees

Hansberry, Lorraine

A Raisin in the Sun

Hurston, Zora Neale

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Dust Tracks on the Road

Mules and Me

Jacobs, Harriet

Incidents in the Life of a Slave

Girl

McBride, James

The Color of Water


Morrison, Toni

Beloved

Song of Solomon

Jazz

Sula

Wilson, August

Fences

The Piano Lesson

Wright, Richard

Native Son

Black Boy

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Styron, William

Confessions of Nat Turner

Ellison, Ralph

The Invisible Man


Latino

Alvarez, Julia

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

In the Time of the Butterflies

Anaya, Rudolfo

Bless Me, Ultima

Boyle, T.C.

The Tortilla Curtain

Cisneros, Sandra

House on Mango Street


Literary Genres/Movements

Fantasy/Science Fiction

Asimov, Isaac

I, Robot

Bradbury, Ray

The Illustrated Man

Martian Chronicles

Fahrenheit 451

Card, Scott

Ender’s Game

Rand, Ayn

Anthem

Vonnegut, Kurt

Cat’s Cradle

Slaughterhouse Five

Philip K. Dick (interesting personal life; Hollywood loves his stories)

Connie Willis (she lives in Greeley)

Dan Simmons (also a Colorado author)

Cory Doctorow (he’s all over the Internet and interacts with his fans a lot)

“James Tiptree, Jr.” (real name Alice Bradley Sheldon; also a very interesting personal life; excellent biography of her published recently)

Ursula K. LeGuin (quite a feminist; some of her stuff is more fantasy than SF)

Octavia Butler (African-American author, recently passed away)

Kim Stanley Robinson (recently published a trilogy about dealing with environmental issues)

Joe Haldeman (some of his books inspired by his Viet Nam war experience)

William Gibson (movies like The Matrix derive from the kinds of stories he has written)

Gothic

Capote, Truman

In Cold Blood

Jackson, Shirley

The Lottery (The whole short

story collection)

The Haunting of Hill House

We Have Always Lived in a

Castle

King, Stephen

The Shining

Children of the Corn

Misery

Poe, Edgar Allen (must read all of these)

Cask of Amontillado

Tell-Tale Heart

The Raven

The Fall of the House of Usher

Pit and Pendulum

The Black Cat

The Purloin Letter

Rice, Ann

Interview with a Vampire

War

Beah, Ishmael

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

Cooper, James Fenimore

The Last of the Mohicans

Crane, Stephen

The Red Badge of Courage

Frazier, Charles

Cold Mountain

Heller, Joseph

Catch 22

Hemingway, Earnest

A Farewell to Arms

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hersey, John

Hiroshima

Hosseini, Khaled

Kite Runner

Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki

Farewell to Manzanar

Shaara, Michael

The Killer Angels

O’Brien, Tim

The Things They Carried

If I Die Combat Zone Box

Me Up and Ship Me Home

Going after Cacciato

Remarque, Eric Marie

All Quiet on the Western Front


Potok, Chaim

The Chosen

Wouk, Herman

Caine Mutiny

War and Remembrance

The Winds of War


Feminism

Capote, Truman

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Cather, Willa

My Ántonia

Chopin, Kate

The Awakening

Cisneros, Sandra

House on Mango Street

Hurston, Zora Neal

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Dust Tracks on the Road

Mules and Me

Kidd, Sue Monk

The Mermaid Chair

Kingsolver, Barbara

Poisonwood Bible

Kingston, Maxine Hong

Woman Warrior

Morrison, Toni

Beloved

Sula

The Bluest Eye

Oates, Joyce Carol

We Were the Mulvaneys

The Gravedigger’s Daughter

Plath, Sylvia

The Bell Jar

Smiley, Jane

A Thousand Acres

Ordinary Love and Good Will

Tan, Amy

The Joy Luck Club

The Kitchen God’s Wife

Walker, Alice

The Color Purple

Williams, Tennessee

A Streetcar Named Desire

Cat on a Hot-Tin Roof

Wharton, Edith

The Age of Innocence

Ethan Frome


The Moderns

Anderson, Sherwood

Winesburg, Ohio (short story

collection)

Eliot, T.S.

The Waste Land

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

This Side of Paradise

The Beautiful and the Damned

Hemingway, Ernest

The Sun Also Rises

The Old Man and the Sea

Hughes, Langston

selected poems and essays

Potok, Chaim

My Name is Asher Lev

Steinbeck, John

East of Eden

The Grapes of Wrath

Williams, Tennessee

A Streetcar Named Desire

Cat on a Hot-Tin Roof

Wharton, Edith

The Age of Innocence

Ethan Frome


Post-Modernism

Alexie, Sherman

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

Boyle, T.C.

The Tortilla Curtain

Capote, Truman

Other Voices, Other Rooms

Carver, Raymond

Will You Be Quiet, Please?

(Short-Story Collection)

Dorris, Michael

Yellow Raft on Blue Water

Ellison, Ralph

The Invisible Man

Heller, Joseph

Catch 22

Kesey, Ken

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

McCarthy, Cormac

All the Pretty Horses

Morrison, Toni

Beloved

Kerouac, Jack

On the Road

O’Brien, Tim

In the Lake of the Woods

Proulx, Annie

The Shipping News

Salinger, J.D.

Catcher in the Rye

Vonnegut, Kurt

Breakfast of Champions


Lit. of Social Protest (Choose a grouping)

A

Baldwin, James

Notes of a Native Son

Nobody Knows My Name: Selected

Essays

The Price of the Ticket: Collected

Nonfiction

Going to Meet the Man

Hellman, Lillian

The Children’s Hour

Toys in the Attic

Watch on the Rhine

Capote, Truman

Other Voices, Other Rooms

B

Heller, Joseph

Catch 22

Hemingway, Ernest

In Our Time

Kerouac, Jack

On the Road

Kesey, Ken

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Salinger, J.D.

Catcher in the Rye


C

Bradbury, Ray

Fahrenheit 451

The Illustrated Man

Something Wicked This Way

Comes

Heller, Joseph

Catch 22

Closing Time

Vonnegut, Kurt

Cat’s Cradle

Breakfast of Champions

Slaughterhouse Five

D

Sinclair, Upton

The Jungle

Steinbeck, John

The Grapes of Wrath

East of Eden

Cannery Row

Miller, Arthur

Death of a Salesman

E Vonnegut, Kurt

Cat’s Cradle

O’Connor, Flannery

Wise Blood

Rand, Ayn

Anthem


F Walker, Percy

The Moviegoer

Kerouac, Jack

On the Road

Salinger, J.D.

Catcher in the Rye


New additions:

Edwards, Kim. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

Walls, Jennette. The Glass Castle

Foer, Jonathan Safran. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

Kraukauer, Jonathan. Into the Wild.

Niffenegger, Audrey. The Time Traveler’s Wife.

Gruen, Sara. Water for Elephants.

Enger, Leif Peace Like a River

Kraukauer, Jon. Under the Banner of Heaven.

Wharton, Edith. The Buccaneers

Morrison, Toni. a mercy

Fergus, Jim. One Hundred White Women

McCarthy, Cormac. The Road

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