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Monday, August 27, 2018

TTT: Books with School in the Title

Top Ten Tuesday: 
Books I Recommend with "School" in the Title

Back-to-school is right around the corner. Time to focus on school for another year.

I've read all of these books and recommend them.

Jim Thorpe was probably the best all-around American athlete of the 20th century. Yet so many things happened in his life to taint his reputation. This book sets the record straight. The Carlisle Indian School was one of those awful places where white people tried to wash the Indian out of Indians. YA nonfiction. 2017.

The author worried that today's students are not being introduced to the world's great literature anymore. So he visited three high schools over the course of one school year to see what was happening. He found both encouraging and discouraging truths. Adult nonfiction. 2015.

The finishing school isn't what Sophronia's mother wanted for her daughter. This finishing school teaches the girls how to finish---death, diversion, and espionage. Fun and quirky. YA fiction. 2013.

4. Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison
A picture book that highlights steps taken to integrate American schools. Full of archival photographs. Children's nonfiction. 2004.

5. God Went to Beauty School by Cynthia Rylant
God is curious about his creation so he goes out and experiences human things. These poems by Rylant make me smile. The book has been republished with a different title: God Got a Dog. Children's Poetry with crossover appeal for adults. 2003.

This book has been out for a while, but if you haven't read it, do! Adult/teen nonfiction. 2008
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7. Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortensen, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way by John Krakauer
Debunks the books Three Cups of Tea and Stones Into Schools by Mortensen. It is very alarming how the lauded humanitarian lied to us all. Adult nonfiction. 2011.

8. Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
OK. Not current at all but my kids, who are now adults, used to love this series. Middle grades fiction. 1978.

9. The Best School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson
Sequel of a family favorite, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever about the Herdman family. Middle grade fiction. 1994.

It feels like I am missing something big. Oh well. Apparently I don't read many books with SCHOOL in the title.




15 comments:

  1. These sound fun! I have wanted to read the Gail Carriger series for awhile now. I have read some of her other books and enjoyed them. Some of these I think I would enjoy reading with my daughter. :-) Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Such fun to see Gail's book on your list, too! I haven't read these, but they sound like SO much fun. :)

    Thanks for visiting Finding Wonderland, Anne.

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  3. So sad about the Three Cups of Tea author. I wanted that to be true.

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    1. I think he started off pretty good but sensationalized the story and when he didn't get caught, he kept going. Yes, very sad.

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  4. The Carriger books will probably be on a lot of lists- they look like a lot of fun- and I love the idea of the finishing school teaching rather unconventional subjects! Plus the steampunk elements look awesome.

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    1. I didn't finish the series...not really my choice in topics, but this book was fun and funny.

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  5. I haven't read any of these books! Eek! My TTT

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    1. That is the way I am feeling about everyone's lists this week.

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  6. Great list! Etiquette & Espionage is on my TBR.

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  7. On the other hand (I was curious) I find that I have read a ridiculous thirty-nine books with "school" in the title, including three (Wayside, Lit, and God Went) of yours. The highest rated is an old children's book called School for Cats.

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    1. I will look for School for Cats. I wonder if the difference is you worked with kids who still like school. In high school it isn't cool to like school so a title with "school" in it may not sell well.

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  8. Remember sounds like a good read. I didn't realize Toni Morrison had written any children's books.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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  9. Ooh, I didn't know The Best Christmas Pageant Ever had a sequel! I loved that book! I was in the play twice. One year I played an angel, and then the second time I was in it I played Beth.

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  10. Some of these look so interesting - the Toni Morrison book especially! I can’t actually think of many books with school in the title either! This is a really fun list!

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  11. I am going to be checking out Remember for my Children's blog. It would be a wonderful Black History Month title. 👍✨

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