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All Available Literature Teaching Units

Animal Farm
Author: Author: Orwell, George
100 Best-Loved Poems
Author: Smith (ed.), Philip
1984
Author: Orwell, George
African American Literature
Author: Shabo, Magedah (ed.)
The Alchemist
Author: Coehlo, Paulo
All My Sons
Author: Miller, Arthur
Among the Hidden
Author: Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Animal Farm
Author: Orwell, George
Anthem
Author: Rand, Ayn
Antigone
Author: Sophocles
Antony and Cleopatra
Author: Shakespeare, William
As I Lay Dying
Author: Faulkner, William
As You Like It
Author: Shakespeare, William
Bad
Author: Ferris, Jean
The Bean Trees
Author: Kingsolver, Barbara
Beloved
Author: Morrison, Toni
The Best of Poe
Author: Poe, Edgar Allan
The Best of Sherlock Holmes
Author: Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
Billy Budd
Author: Melville, Herman
Black Boy
Author: Wright, Richard
The Bluest Eye
Author: Morrison, Toni
Brave New World
Author: Huxley, Aldous
Bridge to Terabithia
Author: Paterson, Katherine
Cannery Row
Author: Steinbeck, John
Catch-22
Author: Heller, Joseph
Catching Fire
Author: Collins, Suzanne
The Cay
Author: Taylor, Theodore
The Chosen
Author: Potok, Chaim
A Christmas Carol
Author: Dickens, Charles
Cold Sassy Tree
Author: Ann Burns, Olive
The Comedy of Errors
Author: Shakespeare, William
The Contender
Author: Lipsyte, Robert
Crime and Punishment
Author: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
The Crucible
Author: Miller, Arthur
Daisy Miller
Author: James, Henry
Dawn
Author: Butler, Octavia E.
Deathwatch
Author: White, Robb
Demian
Author: Hesse, Hermann
Dicey's Song
Author: Voigt, Cynthia
Dr. Faustus
Author: Marlowe, Christopher
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis
Dracula
Author: Stoker, Bram
Dubliners
Author: Joyce, James
Durango Street
Author: Bonham, Frank
Ellen Foster
Author: Gibbons, Kaye
Emma
Author: Austen, Jane
Ender's Game
Author: Card, Orson Scott
Esperanza Rising
Author: Ryan, Pam Muñoz
Ethan Frome
Author: Wharton, Edith
Everyman
Author: Anonymous
Fahrenheit 451
Author: Bradbury, Ray
Fallen Angels
Author: Myers, Walter Dean
A Farewell to Arms
Author: Hemingway, Ernest
Farewell to Manzanar
Author: Houston & Wakatsuki, James D. & Jeanne
Fences
Author: Wilson, August
Fever 1793
Author: Anderson, Laurie Halse
Forged by Fire
Author: Draper, Sharon M.
Frankenstein
Author: Shelley, Mary
Freak the Mighty
Author: Philbrick, Rodman
The Gift of the Magi
Author: Henry, O.
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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
Author: Carson, Ben with Cecil Murphy
The Giver
Author: Lowry, Lois
The Glass Castle
Author: Walls, Jeannette
The Glass Menagerie
Author: Williams, Tennessee
Go Ask Alice
Author: Sparks, Beatrice
The Gold Bug
Author: Poe, Edgar Allan
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The Good Earth
Author: Buck, Pearl S.
Great Expectations
Author: Dickens, Charles
The Great Gatsby
Author: Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Grendel
Author: Gardner, John
Hamlet
Author: Shakespeare, William
Hard Times
Author: Dickens, Charles
Hatchet
Author: Paulsen, Gary
Hedda Gabler
Author: Ibsen, Henrik
The Help
Author: Stockett, Kathryn
The Hiding Place
Author: Ten Boom, Corrie
Hiroshima
Author: Hersey, John
The Hobbit
Author: Tolkien, J.R.R.
Holes
Author: Sachar, Louis
Homecoming
Author: Voight, Cynthia
Hoops
Author: Myers, Walter Dean
Hoot
Author: Hiaasen, Carl
The Hunger Games
Author: Collins, Suzanne
I Am the Cheese
Author: Cormier, Robert
In Cold Blood
Author: Capote, Truman
Inherit the Wind
Author: Lawrence, Jerome & Lee, Robert E.
Into the Wild
Author: Krakauer, Jon
Invisible Man
Author: Ellison, Ralph
Jacob Have I Loved
Author: Paterson, Katherine
Jane Eyre
Author: Brontë, Charlotte
Johnny Tremain
Author: Forbes, Esther
Jubilee
Author: Walker, Margaret
Julie of the Wolves
Author: George, Jean Craighead
Julius Caesar
Author: Shakespeare, William
The Jungle
Author: Sinclair, Upton
King Lear
Author: Shakespeare, William
The Kite Runner
Author: Hosseini, Khaled
The Last of the Mohicans
Author: Cooper, James Fenimore
Life of Pi
Author: Martel, Yann
Lord of the Flies
Author: Golding, William
Lost Horizon
Author: Hilton, James
The Lottery
Author: Jackson, Shirley
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Macbeth
Author: Shakespeare, William
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Author: Flaubert, Gustave
Maus I and II
Author: Spiegelman, Art
Maus II
Author: Spiegelman, Art
Medea
Author: Euripides
The Merchant of Venice
Author: Shakespeare, William
Moby Dick
Author: Melville, Herman
Mockingjay
Author: Collins, Suzanne
Monster
Author: Myers, Walter Dean
Much Ado About Nothing
Author: Shakespeare, William
My Ántonia
Author: Cather, Willa
My Brother Sam is Dead
Author: Collier, James Lincoln & Christopher
Native Son
Author: Wright, Richard
The Natural
Author: Malamud, Bernard
Nectar in a Sieve
Author: Markandaya, Kamala
Nickel and Dimed
Author: Ehrenreich, Barbara
Night
Author: Wiesel, Elie
No Easy Answers
Author: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
O Pioneers!
Author: Cather, Willa
October Sky
Author: Hickam, Homer
Of Mice and Men
Author: Steinbeck, John
Olver Twist
Author: Dickens, Charles
Othello
Author: Shakespeare, William
Our Town
Author: Wilder, Thornton
Outliers
Author: Gladwell, Malcolm
The Pact
Author: Davis, Sampson
A Pair of Silk Stockings
Author: Chopin, Kate
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Parrot in the Oven
Author: Martinez, Victor
The Pearl
Author: Steinbeck, John
The Pigman
Author: Zindel, Paul
The Poisonwood Bible
Author: Kingsolver, Barbara
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Author: Joyce, James
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The Prince and the Pauper
Author: Twain, Mark
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The Prince
Author: Machiavelli, Niccolò
Pygmalion
Author: Shaw, George Bernard
Rebecca
Author: du Maurier, Daphne
The Red Pony
Author: Steinbeck, John
Richard III
Author: Shakespeare, WIlliam
Romeo and Juliet
Author: Shakespeare, William
Rumble Fish
Author: Hinton, S.E.
The Scarlet Letter
Author: Hawthorne, Nathaniel
The School for Scandal
Author: Sheridan, Richard Brinsley
Scorpions
Author: Myers, Walter Dean
The Secret Sharer
Author: Conrad, Joseph
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Siddhartha
Author: Hesse, Hermann
The Sign of the Beaver
Author: Speare, Elizabeth George
Silas Marner
Author: Eliot, George
Slam!
Author: Myers, Walter Dean
Sounder
Author: Armstrong, William Howard
Speak
Author: Anderson, Laurie Halse
Spoon River Anthology
Author: Masters, Edgar Lee
The Stranger
Author: Camus, Albert
The Sun Also Rises
Author: Hemingway, Ernest
The Taming of the Shrew
Author: Shakespeare, William
Tangerine
Author: Bloor, Edward
The Tempest
Author: Shakespeare, William
Tex
Author: Hinton, S.E.
To Build a Fire
Author: London, Jack
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Transcendentalism: Essential Essays of Emerson and Thoreau /pdf/id-302983/Transcendentalism_Essential_Essays_of_Emerson_and_Thoreau_-_Downloadable_Teaching_Unit
Treasure Island
Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis
Tuck Everlasting
Author: Babbitt, Natalie
Twelfth Night
Author: Shakespeare, William
The Two Towers
Author: Tolkien, J.R.R.
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Author: Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Waiting for Godot
Author: Beckett, Samuel
Walden
Author: Thoreau, Henry David
Watership Down
Author: Adams, Richard
When I Was Puerto Rican
Author: Santiago, Esmeralda
Whirligig
Author: Fleischman, Paul
White Fang
Author: London, Jack
Winesburg, Ohio
Author: Anderson, Sherwood
A Wrinkle in Time
Author: L'Engle, Madeleine
The Yellow Wallpaper
Author: Gilman, Charlotte Perkins
Young Goodman Brown
Author: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

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