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Heads Up on Book Choice for Unit 7

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    Even though you're thinking about wrapping up your research paper, it's important to plan for our next unit.  Order your book NOW!

    In our next unit, we’ll change the pace a bit by participating in a study of literary non-fiction, especially memoirs.  You will be choosing your own non-fiction memoir. Here are your requirements:

    • Must be a true story about a person’s life or experiences
    • Must be at least 200 pages long and not a graphic novel
    • Must be something you have not read before
    • Must be at your reading level (preferably 8th grade reading level and up).  You can look up a book’s reading level by searching the title and “reading level.” The Scholastic website is a good source for reading level information: http://www.scholastic.com/bookwizard/
    • Must be school appropriate and parent-approved

    There’s a list of recommended selections for literary nonfiction on the GoodReads website that has excellent suggestions (click on this link).

    Here are a few that are recommended and would meet the requirements: 

    • Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
    • Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
    • The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
    • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

    You’re welcome to preview the texts now and decide which one sounds interesting.