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I've never known exactly what to say when someone asks for a "good creative writing text" because the term is so broad. But here is an excellent text that offers a host of creative writing opportunities. The instructional style is clear and congenial. The models are sharp and to the point. The…

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This intimate memoir takes your students beyond the headlines and deep into the heart of the conflict in Sudan — beginning with the struggle of three children determined to escape it. Beautifully told through the eyes of innocence, this story of three lost boys spins a tale of terror, courage,…

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This eye-opening memoir about practicing medicine as a woman in the Middle East is engrossing, thought-provoking, and ultimately humbling. Your students will be amazed by all of the cultural differences Ahmed encounters as she describes her shocking experiences living and working in Saudi Arabia.…

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Acclaimed Detroit sportswriter Mitch Albom flies to Massachusetts every week to meet with his teacher, friend, and spiritual mentor, Morrie Schwartz. Over the months of their sessions, the terminally ill Morrie teaches Albom how to live. If you're trying to expand the nonfiction you teach, consider…

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I Have Lived a Thousand Years is a graphic narrative that describes what happened to a 13–year–old Jewish girl when the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944. The text includes a brief chronology of the Holocaust. This book is eligible for Prestwick House paperback volume discounts. You'll…

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In 1957, young Homer Hickam discovers the power of his dreams as he builds his own rocket. His hope, supported by his mother and his teacher, is that his rocket will be his way out of the West Virginia mining town that is quickly dying around them. His dream is realized when, after winning a gold…

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…Hamilton's left arm when she was just thirteen years old. In Soul Surfer, her written narrative reads like talking to a best friend, which makes this memoir all the more inspiring. From retelling the events of the morning of the attack, to her recovery, and everything in between, Hamilton's journey…

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Walter Dean Myers’ fascinating autobiography describes his life as a boy growing up in Harlem in the 1940s. With vivid details that bring to life the world he grew up in, Bad Boy shows Myers growing from a child into a confused adolescence during which peer pressure and environment led him to…

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Anne Moodys memoir Coming of Age in Mississippi details her experiences growing up in rural Mississippi and her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Moody battles racism as well as sexism during her experiences in Mississippi. This introspective book will give students a look into the reality…

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In 1957, young Homer Hickam discovers the power of his dreams as he builds his own rocket. His hope, supported by his mother and his teacher, is that his rocket will be his way out of the West Virginia mining town that is quickly dying around them. His dream is realized when, after winning a gold…

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Frank McCourt's Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiography is not difficult to read and has a beauty that remains in the reader's mind long after he or she has put the book down. It’s a good nonfiction choice for high school classes. This book is eligible for Prestwick House paperback volume…

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