Global Issues Book Club
School: Troy High School
I would like to run a Global Issues book club with my 12th grade Literature classes and so I am looking to buy a dozen copies of the following five texts: The Martian; Station Eleven; Beartown; Homegoing; There There. My department uses the book club model in addition to whole class texts in order to give students more choice over what they read. This has proved to be relevant and engaging for students, but our existing texts have become a little tired and outdated in some cases. I have selected five contemporary titles, all published in the last six years, which I have already had success with in the classroom. The books I have selected deal with a range of global issues including gender, race, social justice, identity, community, culture, technology and the environment - all relevant to young readers today.