Thank you all for your responses. Because of you we are putting together an Amazon book list. But I do want to also say I think it’s perfectly wonderful to send Just. One. Book. That’s your favorite from your teen years. Im sure one might duplicate now and then but we can always share with other nearby schools in the same predicament. THANK YOU! I love to stories people have been sending behind their favorite books.
So I’ll share a few of my favorites that sustained me over time.
A Child’s Illustrated Book of Poems–came out in the 1970s and everything I knew about poetry as a kid came from that book. I was an army brat however so I have no idea where that book is now.
D’Aulaires Greek Myths. MY FAVORITE BOOK WHEN I WAS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
When I was in sixth grade we moved to West Germany and I’d just read a Wrinkle in Time –which is still one of my favorites and needs to be in the library along with all Madeleine L’Engle books.
Over one summer I read all the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, all the Oz books, all the Louisa May Alcott, and all the Narnia books. I hope to get a set of Narnias.
Then in 7-9th grade I discovered Alice Walker, Ana Castillos, Flannery O’Connor, George Orwell, Paul Zindel, and of course J.D. Salinger.
This project is getting nicely nostalgic.
Monday we’ll have a booklist. THANK YOU!