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Week 3

The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain

The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain. Illustrated B&N edition. With introduction by Robert Tyne. Numerous annotations ebook in EUB format. Screen-friendly. Readable with Mobipocket, smartphone application or e-Reader. 3.6 MB
1909 - Harper edition 1909 edition of The Prince and the Pauper Large (13 MB) PDF file of an archive book. Has both the look and feel of the original and remains searchable onscreen.
Comics edition (bande desinnée) - 6,5 MB DJV format, requires DJVu viewer.
Websters Thesaurus edition - has lexic explained in footnotes 3,2 MB PDF file.

Week 4

Jacob August Riis

The Children of the Poor by Jacob A. Riis.
This is a non-fiction book of investigative journalism led by Danish-born social reformer Jacob August Riis. Riis, a muckracking journalist reported and photographed the homeless children in New York. Since this is a long book, it's enough to browse it and read passages that seem interesting to you
* 2MB ePUB file. Good for reading on screen..
The Children of the Tenements by Jacob A. Riis.
Short stories inspired by Riis field work in the tenements (large block of flats) of NYC.

Read 2 or 3 stories.

Lightweight (0.4 MB) ebook in EPUB format. Screen-friendly. Readable with Mobipocket, smartphone application or e-Reader. 3.6 MB
Nilby's Christmas by Jacob A. Riis.
Read one story.
0.5 MB ePUB file.
Jacob A. RIIS -- more online resources about Riis * A brief biography of Riis

* Riis's reform photography

* Riis on Masters of Photography

* Muckrakers and Reformers - has a section on Riis

* Muckrakers: Using Words to Win Political Battles

click on the links.

Week 5

Class and Youth Gangs

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.
A surprising novel published in 1967, written by an unlikely author.

Excerpts. Includes a preface and some critical opinions

3 MB PDF file..
Excerpts from The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton in a screen-friendly format (but without the preface...) ePUB file for screen reading and ebooks. 0.4MB .
The Outsiders a 1983 film by Francis Ford Coppola (director of "The Godfather")

Before clicking on the image on the right, try to guess who the actors in the image are...

Can you recognize the actors? If not, check them here.

Week 6

Slavery in America

Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain The text and comments. 12 MB PDF file..

Week 7

White suprematism and the South

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Plus: Historical context, civil rights movement, censorship.
Large 13 MB PDF file..

Week 8


About Diddakoi by Rumer Godden 1994 novel Large 20 MB PDF file..

Week 9


About The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. 0.3 MB EPUB file..
About The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. 5.2 MB illustrated PDF file..

Week 10

Lookism and weightism

About Fat Camp by Deborah Blumenthal
American YA novel.
3 MB PDF file..

Week 11


Optional: Polyanna by Eleanor Porter * 0.6 PDF file.
Optional: Polyanna by Eleanor Porter * 4.6 PDF facsimile file of the 1915 edition.
Optional: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett * 0.8 MB EPUB file by Weatherwax from GoodReads.com.
About The Little Hunchback Zia by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Brief (15 page) short story in PDF format..

Week 12


About Wonder by R.J. Palacio.
A 2012 debut novel by an American illustrator.
2.3 MB ePUB file..
About Wonder by R.J. Palacio.. 0.8 MB MOBI file. for Kindle ereaders.

Week 13


About Gangsta Granny by David Walliams.* >* 1 MB EPUB file..
About Gangsta Granny by David Walliams. 1 MB MOBI file. for Kindle ereaders.

Week 14


About Matilda by Roald Dahl.
>* 2 MB EPUB file..

Week 15


About "Don't Look, The're Jews!" by Maria Perlberger Schmuel.
Holocaust survivor testimonial.
Short 1.5 MB PDF file..