Creative non fiction books for high school students. Inspired by this question of what high school kids should be reading weve put together an essential reading list of narrative nonfiction and memoir from the canonic to the contemporary that. Books shelved as possible high school nonfiction. I won second place in my librarys writing contest with a story i wrote for an assignment in this book. A rich mix of ﬂavors ideas and techniques some of which are newly invented and others as old as writing itself.
Literary fiction short story collections and literary non fiction such as travel essays memoirs or other non fiction with a strong narrative will be considered. Books shelved as high school fiction. Eleanor park by rainbow rowell the fault in our stars by john green divergent by veronica roth paper towns by. This lesson pairs the reading of historical fiction with nonfiction to introduce students to the large themes of history.
Why a system that shouldnt work at all works so well by danny oppenheimer t. Books should be intended for an adult or a young adult audience. What was on the road if not like jazz. This is the most enjoyable course i took this year anna a freshman s harons course is a great way to introduce high school students to the concepts of fiction.
I wonder why no one ever mentions the beat authors of the 1950s when discussing creative non fiction. These keys will help them analyze fiction while writing their own.