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Don Quixote
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Edith Grossman, Harold Bloom
Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version
The Middle Ages: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance
Susan Wise Bauer, Jeff West
Final Harvest: Poems
Emily Dickinson, Thomas H. Johnson
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms
Eavan Boland, Mark Strand
Tales from the Tao: The Wisdom of the Taoist Masters
Solala Towler, John Cleare
The Emperor of Nihon-Ja: Book Ten (Ranger's Apprentice)
John Flanagan
Classics in the Classroom - Michael Clay Thompson I enjoyed the book, thought it was motivational and helped me understand what my high school classroom might have looked like if the schools here weren't kind of terrible. I found myself nodding my head to his thoughts on students wanting to learn hard stuff and how they will rise to the challenge, if only they were challenged - in a non-scary way. I also heard echoes of the Paideia Proposal in some of his points, and he was able to make the Paideia Proposal make more sense because he was able to explain further how you can give every child a great education instead of holding some students back to equalize and/or deciding that not everyone needs a great liberal arts education.