Friday, January 25, 2008

Book Suggestions

For those who might like the multiple points of view approach, I strongly recommend another book of verse which tells the story of the Ringling Brothers fire in Hartford, Conn in which people lost their lives. Worlds Afire by Paul B. Janeczko is riveting. The poetry is more sophisticated, so it is best for older teens and even adults interested in the tragedy. For a teen who's a Civil War buff, you might try Paul Fleischman's Bull Run, also told from different perspectives but not in verse.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Might I suggest: "The Whistling Season" (Ivan Doig), "Three Cups of Tea" (Mortenson), "Duma Key" (Stephen King), and the Kerney series by McGarrity. An 'oldie', a non-fiction piece, one of the best by Mr. Prolific, and a pretty neat character added to the long list of cops with 'a twisted soul'.