[aisle] Book suggestions needed

Jill Bennin benninj at sherrard.us
Wed Apr 15 09:45:09 CDT 2020

I just read Becoming Kareem - it is Kareem Abdul Jabbar's autobiography-
and it really focuses on becoming yourself.  I would highly recommend it
for inclusion.  I also really liked With the Fire on High by Elizabeth

On Wed, Apr 15, 2020 at 9:26 AM Meyer, Gail via AISLE <
aisle at list.railslibraries.info> wrote:

> I'm usually pretty good at this sort of thing but working from home makes
> it harder for me to focus.
> A freshman English teacher is looking for 12-15 titles that meet the
> following criteria. My aide and I brainstormed and we have maybe 6... any
> suggestions?
> Can you think of a variety of YAL, memoirs, and plays, that focus on an
> individual figuring out who they are in the world? The question for this
> unit is: *How does knowing one’s self secure a place in society?*
> *​*
> I feel like almost any book can be interpreted as to be about that (for
> example, you can even argue that Harry Potter is about finding out who one
> is in the world) so I'm looking for the really strong ones.  Thank you,
> members, for helping. :)
> Gail Meyer, Librarian
> TF South High School
> Lansing, IL
> gmeyer at tfd215.org
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Jill Bennin
Library Media Specialist - Sherrard CUSD #200
email: benninj at sherrard.us
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