Past and Present Reads

Elementary School:

A Bad Case of the Stripes by David Shannon 1998

A Bad Case of the Stripes brings you into the life of Camilla Cream as she goes through a series of color changing and shape shifting all due to her little secret. In order to find out Camilla's secret, flip to the first page and begin reading!

Middle School:

High School:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 1960

Follow along with Scout in her everyday journey as she distractedly tells the story of how her brother Jem broke his arm. This work is full of moral teachings and social inequality. Reader would like this if they like historical readings and are down for a good story.

Night by Elie Wiesel 1956

religious emotional,

Be prepared to think about the past as you read this book about the inhumane treatment of other humans. Night is an emotional novel that depicts the religious happenings during the time of the Holocaust. People who like historical reading or are wanting to learn about the past would like this book.

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 1850

Follow along with Hester Prynne as she is publicly shamed for her sin. Prynne deals with the social pressure everyday of even waking through town. Read to find out the significance of the scarlet letter in The Scarlet Letter.

The Great Gatsby (film) directed by Jack Clayton 1974

The Great Gatsby (1974) - Movie Trailer

The Crucible by Arthur Miller 1953

Read along for stories of witch tales and accusations as town girls accuse multiple townspeople of being witches. Read to discover the outcome of the trials in The Crucible. People who enjoy drama and suspense would enjoy this title.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Pearl Poet

In this poem, tag along for tales of supernatural beings and quests as you figure out Sir Gawain's fate as he accepts the Green Knights challenge. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is recommended for people who enjoy romantic stories of kingdoms and knights.

Hamlet by William Shakespeare 1603

In this tragedy by William Shakespeare, family bonds are tested as Hamlet's life is turned upside down after his fathers sudden death. This work is full of twists and surprises and unforeseen outcomes. Read this work to figure out the truth about Old Hamlet's death.