Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year.
by Marjane Satrapi Year Published: 2000
In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran’s last emperors, Marjane bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country.
by George Takei Year Published: July, 2019.
A graphic memoir by actor/author/activist George Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of 120,000 Japanese Americans imprisioned by the Roosevelt administration during World War II.
by George Orwell Year Published: 1945
George Orwell (1903–50) allegorizes the Russian Revolution of 1917, when the tsarist autocracy was pushed out and the Bolsheviks came into power, and the revolution's incremental betrayal of its supporters under dictator Joseph Stalin (1879–1953).
The books that will be used in co-taught LA and my Special Ed pull-out classes are listed on this page.
Other information related to the topics will be included to broaden the understanding of my students.
We will be reading two of William Shakespeare's plays this school year.