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Leftcoastzen
The Jungle | Upton Sinclair
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#favoriteschoolread #riotgrams we were allowed to pick a book one year in school 6th ? 7th ? grade . I chose this . It radicalized me.Plight of the immigrant working class , unsanitary conditions , unbearable hours , unsanitary food. Teddy Roosevelt enacted food safety laws because of this book. A book can make a difference in so many ways. Skeptic for life ,that‘s me.Thanks ,Upton Sinclair, muckraker extraordinaire.

batsy Wow. It's time I read this 💚 2y
Leftcoastzen @batsy It‘s still powerful I think, but in typical fashion there was more outcry for safe meat than concern for the workers plight.It uses extremes at times , to drive home the point.Turned me into insufferable brat for justice. 2y
BarbaraBB Great recommendation. I really need to read this. 2y
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Hooked_on_books I read this in middle or high school and it has stayed with me 20+ years later. It is such a powerful book. 2y
Leftcoastzen @BarbaraBB I feel it captures the flavor & commitment of the U.S.in the Progressive era.Maybe why I prefer the label progressive as opposed to liberal. 2y
Leftcoastzen @Hooked__on__books It‘s something, that‘s for sure.Glad it means a lot to you too. 2y
Suet624 This book completely changed my life. Read it as a teenager. Stopped eating meat (40+ years) and have worked on labor and progressive issues ever since. 2y
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TK-421
Dark Is Rising | Susan Cooper
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I enjoyed several books that I studied in high school, but one of the first ones that I can recall that really stuck with me was The Dark is Rising. Other favourites were The Glass Menagerie and these text books of short stories and poetry. I liked them so much that I searched used bookstores for years to find them. #FavoriteSchoolRead #Riotgrams

Peddler410 The Dark is Rising was my introduction to fantasy that I liked... in a college class. 2y
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Fedaykin
A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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Jas16
As I Lay Dying | William Faulkner
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11th Grade American Lit #favoriteschoolread #riotgrams

MargoCatts Oh, yes! I think Grapes of Wrath might have been my first cap-L Literature, and I remember discussing it in class and thinking “Ohhhh” 2y
jillannjohn I think I need to try Faulkner again. I struggled to get through this one. 2y
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StephanieGeiser
Autobiography of Red | Anne Carson
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#riotgrams Day 19 - #FavoriteSchoolRead

This was assigned during the same creative writing class that assigned Actual Air. It was by far my favorite from the class and one I‘ve read again, even after college. I don‘t keep many books once I‘ve finished reading them but this is one that will stick with me through any future moves or purges.

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bookishdawg
The Brothers Lionheart | Astrid Lindgren
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My third grade teacher read this to our class, but summer arrived before she could finish. My book-loving grandma helped me order a copy from her bookstore... it arrived towards the end of the summer... so worth the wait! ❤️ #favoriteschoolread #riotgrams

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SpeculativeFemale
Anti-Pamela and Shamela | Henry Fielding, Eliza Haywood
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I wanted to dig out something a little different for a #favoriteschoolread so here's one from my grad school days. I've always enjoyed a good satire, and this is a classic two in one combo poking fun at Richardson's Pamela, a book that annoyed me to no end!

#riotgrams @bookriot

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kspenmoll
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#Riotgrams #FavoriteSchoolRead

Wish I had my original well worn paperback edition but it is at school, because we read this novel every year. ❤️

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sunnyaltman
The Red Tent | Anita Diamant
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I hated every assigned read in school purely because I'm stubborn and hate being told what to read. So for #riotgrams day 19, my #favoriteschoolread is a book I got to select myself. I wrote a personal narrative paper as a high school junior using this book for my English class. It was already one of my favorites, and it remains one to this day.

Bourriquet76 One of my top 5 books ever. 2y
Ubookquitous An excellent book! 2y
TrishB Great book 👍🏻 2y
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Reviewsbylola Amazing book!! 2y
Bpsmith6176 Love this book! 2y
kspenmoll Wonderful book! 2y
Sharpeipup Such a great book! 12mo
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BarbaraBB
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#riotgrams day 19: #FavoriteSchoolRead

We had to read about ten books in English at high school. Everyone was searching for the shortest reads (Of Mice and Men, Animal Farm etc.). I tried this one because I knew it was a favourite of my teacher. It became one of mine as well. And it started my love for English and American literature.

Readerann Absolutely my FAVORITE American novel. 2y
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