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Busy Bee Lit Notes

For teachers of literature, or people who just love books

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This site is designed to help teachers create thematic units using a variety of literature.  Different students can read different books or the whole class can read the same book.  Various themes are listed on the right.  Individual readers can use the site to enhance their reading experience or to find more books with a theme they enjoy.
In the future I plan to include synopses, questions, quizzes and links to relevant material.  Hope it's helpful.

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List of Novel and Plays in Alphabetical Order
1984 by George Orwell
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
The Bell Jar by Silvia Plath
Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Cut by Patricia McCormick
Girl Interrupted by Susannah Kaysen
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Good Scent From a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Hanging on to Max by Margaret Bechard
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez
Insatiable by Eve Eliot
In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Middle Passage by Charles Johnson
Our Town by Thorton Wilder
Proof by David Auburn
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Stick Figure by Lori Gottlieb
Summer by Edith Wharton
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemmingway
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Wit by Margaret Edson