Authors Answer 96 – Required Reading in English Class

cropped-pia19912-main_mcam-sol-1099Ahh, the dreaded high school reading list.

Question 96 – What modern novel do you think should be included in high school English class?

I’m really not a literature reader; my roots are in pulp fantasy and sci-fi and mostly I’m happy to stay there!  However, I think that you can pull a book or two from those genres that will have both high school appeal and be teachable material.  The ones that come to mind immediately are Neil Gaiman’s American Gods (for discussion of consumerism, modern values vs. ancient ones, racism, religion, etc) and Terry Pratchett’s Nation (culture clash, mortality, nationhood, faith and tradition).

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