AT UNH Literacy Institute 2014, Penny Kittle gave us a handout so we could create a depiction of our Ideal Bookshelf. The idea comes from a lovely book that features articles where “100 cultural figures” describe the books they read and love.
Here’s a sampling from Brainpickings: My Ideal Bookshelf: Famous Artists and Writers Select Their All Time Favorite Books.
I keep an Ideal Bookshelf in my room. This is a place for my favorite, books. They touched me, molded my thinking, changed me in some way.
I talk about these books often, and many of my students read them. We share what we like and what we don’t. I encourage them to craft their own shelf of favorites.
From Awesome to Shakespeare to Girlchild and Great Expectations to On Writing and Portrait of a Killer by Patricia Cornwall — this is my personal canon, my Ideal Bookshelf.
What do you keep on your Ideal Bookshelf?
Please leave your favorite titles in the comments. They might just fill the next shelf in my classroom library.
©Amy Rasmussen, 2011 – 2015
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