Sarahs Key - Tatiana De Rosnay One of the best written books I have ever read. Wondering when the world of the French Jewish girl of the past, and the American journalist woman of today will collide kept me up all night to finish this book.
Night - Elie Wiesel This is also one of my favorite books to teach. It's about a father and son trying to survive the concentration camps during the Holocaust. My students and I wrote to the author this past school year and he actually wrote back to us!
Historical fiction to read -- The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane: A spellbinding, beautifully written novel that moves between contemporary times and one of the most fascinating and disturbing periods in American history--the Salem witch trials.
Little Bee by Chris Cleave is about two women who meet unexpectedly on a beach. Little Bee is a Nigerian refugee and Sarah is a British magazine editor. Use these book club discussion questions on Little Bee to lead your reading group into the novel.
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace. One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin starting at . Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace. One School at a Time has 0 available edition to buy at Alibris
This autobiographical memoir published in 1861 by Harriet Ann Jacobs under the name "Linda Brent" gives an account of her life as a slave and highlights the decisions and choices she made to gain freedom for herself and her children.