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Road Trip Wednesday #105: Required Reading

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This week's topic:
In high school, teens are made to read the classics - Shakespeare, Hawthorne, Bronte, Dickens - but there are a lot of books out there never taught in schools. So if you had the power to change school curriculums, which books would you be sure high school students were required to read?

Road Trip Song of the Week:
"Billy S" - Skye Sweetnam

Kody Keplilnger

Kody is the NYT bestselling author of The DUFF, Shut Out, and A Midsummer's Nightmare, all from Little Brown/Poppy, as well as Lying Out Loud, Run, and the middle grade novel The Swift Boys and Me, from Scholastic. Born and raised in Kentucky, she now lives in NYC.

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  2. Here's mine!
    http://kathybradey.blogspot.com/

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  3. Awesome topic!

    http://alisonmiller20.blogspot.com/2011/11/rtw-must-reads.html

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  4. A great topic! http://beck-nicholas.blogspot.com/2011/11/required-reading-but-good.html

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  5. My husband (who teaches) asked me this week for a good book for looking at setting with his kids. I gave him my copy of Lucy Christopher's Stolen and off he went to use it in school!
    http://ruthlaurensteven.blogspot.com/

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  6. Oh, interesting!

    Here is mine:
    http://www.julianahaygert.com/2011/rtw-school-reading/

    Cheers!

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  7. Here's mine!

    http://zapslobstertank.blogspot.com/2011/11/rtw-youd-better-go-effing-read-this.html

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  8. Loved this week's topic!

    Here's mine! =D

    http://lorarpfictionblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/your-required-reading-list.html

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  9. Here's mine:
    http://babblingflow.blogspot.com/2011/11/saras-required-reading-101.html

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  10. Great topic this week.
    http://kiwislife.blogspot.com/2011/11/rtw-school-daze.html

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  11. Love this topic!
    http://www.rebeccabehrens.com/2011/11/rtw-read-this-also-that.html

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  12. I love this week's topic!

    katyupperman.com

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  13. What a great topic!

    Here's mine:

    http://jennhoffine.blogspot.com/2011/11/road-trip-wednesday_16.html

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  14. Definitely more non-Western books.

    http://yael-itamar.blogspot.com/2011/11/rtw-required-reading.html

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  15. Awesome topic :) Here is mine and Pam's:

    http://seepamwrite.blogspot.com/2011/11/rtw-required-reading-list.html

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  16. Mention "curriculum," and I immediately start thinking like a teacher. Here's a list of books I plan to teach if I can get away with it:

    http://ohthevoices.blogspot.com/2011/11/road-trip-wednesday-books-school.html

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  17. Ooh, interesting... Anyone want to sign up for Harry Potter 101?

    http://daydreamertowriter.blogspot.com/2011/11/today-im-teacher-beware.html

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  18. Woohoo! Here is my list!

    http://www.sarahenni.com/2011/11/16/required-reading/

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  19. Here's mine.

    http://www.katescottwrites.com

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  20. This is my first RTW, and kind of an awesome topic to start with. This one really made me think.
    Here's mine!

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  21. Teachers run in the family, so I've put some thought into this before!

    http://theunemployedbooklover.blogspot.com/2011/11/back-to-school.html

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  22. Here's mine! Love this one!

    http://readingontheftrain.blogspot.com/2011/11/road-trip-wednesday-assigned-reading.html

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  23. Ooo, so much to say on this one (let that serve as a warning that mine's a little lengthy)

    Here's mine

    I'll get to everyone else's throughout the day!

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  24. Wow. I never realized how passionate I was about this....

    http://thefeatherandtherose.blogspot.com/

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  25. My take on the high school required reading list:
    http://karensandler.wordpress.com/2011/11/16/rtw-required-reading/

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  26. What a great idea :) So much fun to answer - http://sarahkatem.blogspot.com/

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  27. Wow that was a great blast to the past! Thanks for that little memory stroll. Here's my post:
    http://www.suzereese.com/2011/11/roadtrip-wednesday-back-to-school.html

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  28. This one is bound to get some interesting answers!

    Click here for my post

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  29. I had a good time imagining how to make suitable books fun to learn. Almost makes me wish I was a teacher. ;P

    http://emmamaree.com/books/rtw-required-reading/

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  30. I hope late is better than never. Here's my blog entry - fascinating quetion!

    http://mary-j-59.livejournal.com/77648.html

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