I’m running a Jr. High Language Arts classroom until the end of the school year. Since I’ll be in there a while, I decide to invest in the youth a bit and set up an in-class library, where students can grab a book to read once they’ve finished the assigned work (to my satisfaction). Since I’ve got a bit of a captive audience, I’ve selected more literary and classic works (that are age and school appropriate) as opposed to get-the-kids-reading-at-all-costs Hail Marys like Diary of a Wimpy Kid or *shudder* Divergent.
I know I’m missing a lot of really good books, but since I’m buying these with my own money -and it’s likely they’ll get thrashed- I’m pleased with what I’ve managed to round up. Gonna keep my eyes out at thrift stores for some favorites, (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) some good non-fiction, and some lower-level stuff.