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1 Battle of the Books

2 Currently, the Party is forcing the implementation of an invented language called Newspeak, which attempts to prevent political rebellion by eliminating all words related to it. Even thinking rebellious thoughts is illegal. Such thoughtcrime is, in fact, the worst of all crimes By George Orwell edded&v=Z4rBDUJTnNU

3 Lord of the Flies By William Golding A group of schoolboys are plane- wrecked on a deserted island. At first, the stranded boys cooperate, attempting to gather food, make shelters, and maintain signal fires. But… there are many in their number who would rather swim, play, or hunt the island's wild pig population. Soon, rules are being ignored and challenges are made. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnCn 2VTzY90

4 Pencey is Holden’s fourth school; he has already failed out of three others. At Pencey, he has failed four out of five of his classes and has received notice that he is being expelled, but he is not scheduled to return home to Manhattan until Wednesday… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_CB 77ZC4Os Catcher in the Rye By J.D. Salinger

5 It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU7tC4uHiRU A Wrinkle in Time By Madeleine L’Engle

6 A Victorian scientist develops a time machine and travels to the year 802,171 AD. There he finds the meek, child-like Eloi who live in fear of the underground-dwelling Morlocks. When his time machine goes missing, the Traveler faces a fight to enter the Morlocks' domain and return to his own time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36UQCZEsY9g The Time Machine By H.G. Wells

7 Billy, Old Dan and Little Ann -- a Boy and His Two Dogs... A loving threesome, they ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country. Old Dan had the brawn, Little Ann had the brains -- and Billy had the will to train them to be the finest hunting team in the valley. Where the Red Fern Grows By Wilson Rawls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8JOVLR_1VI

8 Does Jerry Renault dare to disturb the universe? You wouldn't think that his refusal to sell chocolates during his school's fundraiser would create such a stir, but it does; it's as if the whole school comes apart at the seams. Hero? Hatred? Honor? Scapegoat? The Chocolate War By Robert Cormier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihXcPZ09_l4

9 A mentally disabled man’s experimental quest for intelligence mirrors that of Algernon, an extraordinary lab mouse. In poignant diary entries, Charlie tells how a brain operation increases his IQ and changes his life. As the experimental procedure takes effect, Charlie's intelligence expands until it surpasses that of the doctors who engineered his metamorphosis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfnBncBn8D4 Flowers for Algernon By Daniel Keyes

10 There are strange occurrences between a lawyer’s old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the evil Edward Hyde. But how are they connected? This intriguing combination of fantasy thriller and moral allegory depicts the gripping struggle of two opposing personalities — one essentially good, the other evil — for the soul of one man. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-41SR3jPseE

11 All his life, Tim Meeker has looked up to his brother Sam. Sam's smart and brave -- and is now a part of the American Revolution. Not everyone in town wants to be a part of the rebellion. Most are supporters of the British -- including Tim and Sam's father. With the war soon raging, Tim knows he'll have to make a choice -- between the Revolutionaries and the Redcoats... and between his brother and his father. My Brother Sam is Dead By James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

12 Buck, a domesticated dog living at a ranch in California, is stolen from his home and sold into the brutal existence of an Alaskan sled dog. He is forced to adjust to, and survive, cruel treatments and fight to dominate other dogs in a harsh climate. Eventually he sheds the veneer of civilization, relying on primordial instincts and lessons he learns, to emerge as a leader in the wild. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN521XhWyYM. Call of the Wild By Jack London

13 Nine-year-old Cassie Logan, growing up protected by her loving family, has never had reason to suspect that any white person could consider her inferior or wish her harm. But during the course of one devastating year during the Great Depression, when her community begins to be ripped apart by angry night riders threatening African Americans, she and her three brothers come to understand why the land they own means so much to their Papa. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHbW2dliCLs Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry By Mildred D. Taylor

14 Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull's egg, as "perfect as the moon." With the pearl comes hope, the promise of comfort and of security... The Pearl By John Steinbeck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SKEODtaQUU

15 Poet Maya Angelou recounts a youth filled with disappointment, frustration, tragedy, and finally hard-won independence. Sent at a young age to live with her grandmother in Arkansas, Angelou learned a great deal from this exceptional woman and the tightly knit black community there. These very lessons carried her throughout the hardships she endured later in life, including a tragic occurrence while visiting her mother in St. Louis and her formative years spent in California--where an unwanted pregnancy changed her life forever. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings By Maya Angelou sings+trailer&qs=n&form=QBVR&pq=i+know+why+the+caged+bird +sings+trailer&sc=0-27&sp=- 1&sk=#view=detail&mid=17B9967FCC5BFF B9967FCC5B FF336807

16 Mary, a lonely orphaned girl is sent to live in a frighteningly gloomy mansion. Lonely at first, she meets a local boy, Dickon, who's earned the trust of wild animals and the invalid Colin, an unhappy boy terrified of life, and a mysterious, abandoned garden... RE2#view=detail&mid=F332A3CB7C953E2A60EDF332A3CB7C953E2A60ED Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett

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