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Library Class Sets of Books


Book Titles:
The Foreman Library maintains a robust collection of books suitable for use as class sets. Currently there are nearly 60 titles (both fiction and non-fiction) available for class use. The number of copies per title range from 5-60.

Sets may be checked out by any instructor as either a set of a single title or smaller numbers of multiple titles.

Class sets may also be checked out by students as part of extension activities.



List of Class Sets Available:
Please see PDF of complete list of **CLASS SETS AVAILABLE** and the number of copies per title.


Non-Fiction Titles:
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There are no children here: The story of two boys growing up in the other America by Alex Kotlowitz. Non-Fiction. See later article about one of the subjects of the book.



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The Story of My Life by Helen Keller.


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La Perdida ​by Jessica Abel.



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Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi.


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​A Raisin in the Sun ​by Lorraine Hansberry.



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To be Young, Black, and Gifted: An Informal Autobiography of Lorraine Hansberry adapted by Robert Nemiroff.


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Hole in my life by Jack Gantos.


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Sula by Toni Morrison.



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Macbeth by William Shakespeare.

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Always running: La Vida Loca: Gang days in East LA by Luis Rodriguez.


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My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King by Reymundo Sanchez.


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When I was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago.


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Farwell to Manzanar ​by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston.


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Maus: A survivor's tale by Art Spiegelman. See NY Times links to info. about Art Spiegelman.


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​The way to rainy mountain ​by N. Scott Momaday.



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Left for dead: A young man's search for justice for the U.S.S. Indianapolis by Pete Nelson.


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​Persepolis I ​and ​Persepolis II ​by Marjane Satrapi.



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Portraits of Israelis & Palestinians by Seth Tobocman.

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Warriors don't cry ​by Melba Pattillo Beals.


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​A long way gone: memoirs of a boy soldier by Ishmael Beah.



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Of Beetles and Angels: A boy's remarkable journey from a refugee camp to Harvard by Mawi Asgedom.

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Chicago City on the Makeby Nelson Algren.



Fiction Titles:
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Girls at War and Other Stories
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Things fall apart ​by Chinua Achebe.


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Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson. See Laurie Halse Anderson official website.



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Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.


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Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach.


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​The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle.


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​In Cold Blood ​by Truman Capote.


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Alice's adventures in Wonderland & Through the looking-glass ​by Lewis Carroll.



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My Antonia by Willa Cather.


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The illustrated alchemist: A fable about following your dream by Paulo Coelho.


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​Maggie: A girl from the streets and other short fiction by Stephen Crane.



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Jason & Kyra by Dana Davidson.


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​Copper Sun ​by Sharon Draper.



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Darkness before dawn by Sharon Draper.


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Forged by fire by Sharon Draper.


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Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich. See National Endowment for the Arts resources.


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The complete short stories of Ernest Hemingway by Ernest Hemingway.

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Solar Storms by Linda Hogan.


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Their eyes were watching god by Zora Neale Hurston. See National Endowment for the Arts resources.


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Breave new world by Aldous Huxley.


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The secret life of bees by Sue Monk Kidd.


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A separate peace by John Knowles.

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To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee.

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Parrot in the oven: Mi vida by Victor Martinez.


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Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers.


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1984 by George Orwell.



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When my name was Keoko by Linda Sue Park.


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The little prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.


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Push by Sapphire.


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Funny boy: A novel by Shyam Selvadurai.


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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.


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prep by Curtis Sittenfeld. Also see Curtis Sittenfeld official website.


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Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.



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The Red Pony by John Steinbeck.


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​Inside Out by Terry Trueman.


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​Picture Bride by Yoshiko Uchida.


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​Cat's Cradle ​by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.


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​The Color Purple ​by Alice Walker.


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Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska.


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​I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak.


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The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier



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