Move over Tom Sawyer and hello Vladimir Tod? With all of the Facebook-ing, tweeting, and video gaming, how do we keep kids interested in books and reading?
It seems that library and schools are moving with the times and providing reading lists tailored to the modern youth. With the ‘new’ required reading titles such as Lovely Bones, Persepolis, Holes, in addition to the evergreen standards such as 1984, The Great Gatsby, Slaughterhouse Five, we are providing readers with a well rounded and modern perspective on literature.
Who cares if Sebold or Twain hooked them on reading-they are reading!
Here are some recommended modern classics for a mix of ages:
- Peace, Locamotion by Jacqueline Woodson
- The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate Dicamillo
- Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
- Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon
- Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
- I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
- Monster by Walter Dean Meyers
You can find these modern classics above in our eMedia Catalog. What books published within the last 10 years would you consider as a modern classic?