The book list provided below is a good resource for you when doing research for homework assignments or specific class topics. The books are organized by groups for easy reference. Simply click on the book title link to view additional information.
by David Benioff Year Published: AverageThis is the story of World World II through the eyes of two Russian defectors. It is a real portrayal of how awful and brutal war can be.Note: This book is available in our Library. by Alan Paton Year Published: AverageThis classic is set in South Africa, and chronicles the plight of blacks in apartheid South Africa. It is fiction but is very interesting. by Andre Brinke Year Published: Average
This is a fictional book about apartheid South Africa. The story is through the eyes of an Afrikaner who realizes the injustices in the system.
by Francis Bok Year Published: Easy ReadingFrancis Bok at seven years old gets kidnapped in Sudan and is sold to Arab slave traders. by Thomas Friedman Year Published: AverageThis is a must read if you are interested in learning about the Arab-Israeli conflict and how it spread to Lebanon. One of my favorite books. by Jack Weatherford Year Published: AverageThis is the true story of Genghis Khan. It is fascinating to see how he conquered a huge land empire and how he really treated his subjects. by Bul Dau and John Sweeney Year Published: Easy ReadingThis book chronicles the Lost Boys of Sudan. It is a very heart wrenching story about survival. by Erik Larson Year Published: AverageGives a detailed of account of Hitler's rise to power in Germany through the eyes of the American Ambassador to Germany pre- World War II. by Michela Wrong Year Published: ChallengingThis book chronicles tribalism in Kenya. This is one of my favorite authors to read. by Mark Mathaban Year Published: AverageThis is a must read about life in South Africa during apartheid. One of the best books I have ever read. by Kaled Hosseini Year Published: Average
This is the story of Afghanistan. It chronicles a friendship from two different backgrounds as Afghanistan changes from a monarchy to the religious rule of the Taliban.
Note: This book is available in our Library.
by Azadeh Moaveni Year Published: AverageThis is the story of what it is like for women in Fundamentalist Iran. by Nelson Mandela Year Published: AverageThis is an autobiography written by Nelson Mandela. He has such an amazing story. by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday Year Published: ChallengingThis is the story of Mao Zedong. It is very detailed and covers his life in its entirety. One of my all time favorites. by Jan Goodwin Year Published: AverageThis nonfiction book takes you through the plight of women in many Middle Eastern countries. by Janet Wallach Year Published: Average
This fiction book highlights the Ottoman harems. It really shows the life in a seraglio through the eyes of a French Woman.
by Mende Nazer Year Published: Easy ReadingThis is the story of a girl taken at twelve to become a slave to Arabs in Sudan. by Cham Potok Year Published: AverageThis is the story of two Jewish boys coming of age in the United States. As they age they question and explore the role religion plays in their lives. by Bill Berkeley Year Published: ChallengingThis book is about modern African problems related to tribalism. by Mae Merdian Year Published: Easy ReadingThe book chronicles the Armenian genocide through the eyes of a little girl. by Bernard Lewis Year Published: ChallengingThis book explores how Islam went from an advanced civilization during the Middle Ages to getting beat by the West over and over again. Bernard Lewis is the expert on the Middle East. His books are always interesting reads.
by Joseph Stiglitz Year Published: AverageThis is a look at the negatives to globalization. by Alan Greenspan Year Published: AverageThis is a look at Alan Greenspan's life as the Federal Reserve Board Chair. It gives detailed accounts of the economic situations during the various decades. by Robyn Meredith Year Published: AverageThis is a detailed look and the economies of India and China and what impact they will have on the rest of the world. by Jack Weatherford Year Published: AverageThis is the story of money around the world. by Charles Morris Year Published: ChallengingThe Book chronicles the financial meltdown of 2007-2008.
by Karen Armstrong Year Published: ChallengingThis is the history of all three monotheistic religions. It is a detailed account of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. It is for advanced readers only. by Anna Reid Year Published: AverageThis book chronicles the history of the Ukraine. by Niall Ferguson Year Published: Challenging
This book chronicles the rise of Western civilization over Eastern Civilization. It references Jared Diamond, so I know all my former students will want to read this one.
by Ken Follett Year Published: AverageThis is a fictional book about the Middle Ages. The book gives a detailed description about what is is like to live during the Medieval Ages. by Susan Campbell Bartoletti in Books Year Published: AverageIn October, 1942, seventeen-year-old Helmuth Hubener, imprisoned for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets, recalls his past life and how he came to dedicate himself to bring the truth about Hitler and the war to the German people. This a great story about a young boy and his courage to do the right thing.Note: This book is available in our Library. by Slavomir Rawicz Year Published: AverageEight adults escape a work camp in Siberia.
by David Scheff Year Published: Average
This is the story of addiction through the eyes of the father of the addict. This book should be read with Tweak because it is the addict's version of the same story.
Note: This book is available in our Library.
by Daniel Hamermesh Year Published: AverageThis book explores the question of how much does it pay off in society to be better looking. It is really interesting to look at the correlation between looks and success. by Piper Kerman Year Published: AverageThis is about a women who goes to Federal prison for drugs. It is an eye opening account of how she makes it through the sentence. by Malcolm Gladwell Year Published: AverageThis is the story of what it takes to be successful. It is a very interesting look at factors that make people rise to the top. by Susan Cain Year Published: AverageThis book explores the power of being quiet in a world full of extraverts. by Libby Cataldi Year Published: Average
This book chronicles a young boy's addiction. It is heart wrenching how all the resources in the world didn't matter when someone is an addict.
by Kristina Wandzilak and Constance Curry Year Published: AverageThis book chronicles what happens when a young girl becomes addicted to drugs. This shows how fast life unravels for both the addict and the family.