Reads 2021

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair



The Epic of Gilgamesh

Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks

The Narrative of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

The Narrative of Henry Box Brown by Henry Brown

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Lysistrata by Aristophanes

“The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin

“A White Heron” by Sarah Orne Jewett

Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington

The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Confessions by Augstine

excerpts from The Squatter and the Don by Maria Ruiz de Burton

“In the Land of the Free” by Sui Sin Far

Maus I and Maus II by Art Spiegelman

Modernist Poetry (Eliot, Pound, Stein, cummings, Stevens, Williams, Frost)

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Eat and Run : My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek

Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Night by Elie Wiesel

“Separating” by John Updike

“The Devil is a Busy Man” by David Foster Wallace

“Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow” by Kurt Vonnegut

“A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“Cathedral” by Raymond Carver

“The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara

“What Work Is” by Phillip Levine

“How to Tell a True War Story” by Tim O’Brien

“The White Man’s Burden” by Rudyard Kipling

Prologue and Chapter 1 from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

“Persimmons” by Li-Young Lee

“It’s a Class Struggle, Godammit!” by Fred Hampton

Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

“The Petrified Man” by Eudora Welty

“The Red Convertible” by Louise Erdrich

“Yellow Woman” by Leslie Marmon Silko

“Gilded Six-Bits” by Zora Neale Hurston

“The Balloon” by Donald Barthelme

“Entropy” by Thomas Pynchon

“Remember” by Joy Harjo

“A&P” by John Updike

Night by Eli Wiesel

“The Black Church” by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

“The Meaning of Emancipation for Black Women” by Angela Davis

“The Wife of Bath’s Tale and Prologue” by Geoffrey Chaucer

“TV People” by Haruki Murakami

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know” by Adam Grant

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Things Fall Apart by China Achebe

Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Fresh Ink: An Anthology edited by Lamar Giles

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Codename: Butterfly by Ahlam Bsharat

No Cure for Being Human: And Other Truths I Need to Hear by Kate C. Bowler

Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet by Thich That Hanh

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan

When Stars Rain Down by Angela Jackson-Brown