Coming of Age
Book Club - Coming of Age - Bildungsroman
Choose 1 of the Book Club novels. All have the common theme of "Coming of Age" or Growing Up.
Pieces of Literature
Choose your book club.
The Multicultural Novel -- Magical Realism
The Historical Fiction Book
* A novel by American author Sue Monk Kidd.
The Autobiographical Book
*1969 autobiography about the early years of American writer and poet Maya Angelou.
*It is a coming-of-age story that illustrates how the strength of character and a love of literature can help overcome racism and trauma.
*The book begins when three-year-old Maya and her older brother are sent to Stamps, Arkansas, to live with their grandmother and ends when Maya becomes a mother at the age of 16.
*In the course of Caged Bird, Maya transforms from a victim of racism with an inferiority complex into a self-possessed, dignified young woman capable of responding to prejudice.
The Controversial Book
*A 1951 novel by J. D. Salinger.
The Best Friends Book
*American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to World War II.
* A coming-of-age novel by Mexican-American writer, Sandra Cisneros, published in 1984.
The Buck Town Book
*A thoughtful, complex and moving story about loss and discovery of identity, love and the ability to change and the restorative powers of nature.