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  • I was going to suggest the same thing that Shannon did:  Shakespeare on Toast by Ben Crystal.  I found his style absolutely delightful and inviting.  He was informative, but not dry.  If you're looking for a novel, I recently read  Saving Hamlet by Molly Booth (actually ...

  • Ginger, You  might consider one of the Hogarth Shakespeare series novels -retellings of some of Shakespeare's plays in novel form by some really terrific contemporary authors.  I think Anne Tyler's take on The Taming of the Shrew , titled Vinegar Girl , could be an interesting ...

  • I teach 7th grade, so most of the novels I'm recommending appeal to that age group. I love Summerlost by Ally Condie, King of Shadows by Susan Cooper, and The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I truly, completely lost it by Lisa Shanahan. ------------------------------ Hayley ...

  • That Shakespeare Kid by Michael LoMonico might be a nice summer read for students. It is accessible for student readers, does a wonderful job of introducing Shakespeare's language in a non-threatening way, and it is an entertaining read. :) ------------------------------ ...

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    RE: Summer Reading

    A fun read is The Wednesday Wars. It's great for middle school students but would work for older students as well. It introduces a number of Shakespeare plays and is set in the school year 1967-68, a nice connection to the 50th anniversary of the tumultuous year 1968 as ...


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