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!
A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard. When she was 11 years old, Jaycee was abducted from a bus stop within sight of her home in South Lake Tahoe, CA. She was missing for more than 18 years, held captive by Phillip Craig and Nancy Garrido, and gave birth to two daughters during her imprisonment. /Quick Picks Top Ten
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. One of my all time favorite books I have EVER read. Liesel is a girl sent to live with a married couple around the time of WWII. She is a German girl who finds herself hiding a Jew in her house. She finds happiness by stealing books.
Harper Lees To Kill A Mockingbird is timeless! A must read for those who haven't yet . . My favorite book in high school I stole the book and just bought a new one last year for the anniversary of it's being published.
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience.