The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald, F. S., (1996). The great Gatsby. New York, New York : Scribner Classics.
Connections to the text, world, self:
Nick’s open-mindedness allowed him to live life to the fullest. Students can learn that considering new ideas enables them to live a more fruitful life. Also, Gatsby’s optimism throughout the story reminds students to remain optimistic about life, even if the desired result is not granted.
by Kristin Hannah
Hannah, K. (2015). The nightingale. New York : St. Martin's Press.
Connections to the text, world, self
The humanity and strength demonstrated by each of the sisters as they experienced different realities during the horrors of WWII, teaches readers the significant impact that such actions may have not only on the individual but those around him / her.