TTT: Books We Should Be Reading in High School

In high school we all had required reading, and if you were lucky then most of them were good, instead of the other way around. There’s a lot of popular classics that are used frequently in high school teaching, but I would suggest giving the list below a try!

Sadly since I’m in the middle of a Readathon I’m not going to go into detail with each one. I picked these books because I think they will be valuable in a certain subject and able to stir conversation. Also I think they would actually grab the attention of high schoolers (or maybe college students, especially for Homegoing).

More of these, less of The Scarlet Letter.

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1 American Born Chinese – Gene Luen Yang

2 Boxers & Saints – Gene Luen Yang

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3 The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas

4 Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi

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5 March – Rep. John Lewis

6 My Antonia – Willa Cather

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7 Silence – Shusaku Endo

8 Sula – Toni Morrison

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9 Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe

10 The Turn of the Screw – Henry James


23 thoughts on “TTT: Books We Should Be Reading in High School

  1. Let me take a moment and go with a huge “Hallelujah!”

    You’re the first of about 20 TTT-posts that mentions The Hate U Give – I’ve been mentioning it myself on repeat these past twenty minutes, haha.
    It’s just one of those books the whole world should read.

    Nice list! [Extra nice because THUG’s on it, ha!]

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