• St. Lucy's School for Girls Raised by Wolves

    by Karen Russell Year Published: 2007

    In “St. Lucy’s School for Girls Raised by Wolves,” author Karen Russell tells the story of a special school designed to assimilate young girls into modern society after they have spent the majority of their lives as part of a wolf pack

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  • Letters to a Young Poet

    by Rainer Maria Rilke Year Published: 1929

    This book consists of ten letters, written by famed poet Rainer Maria Rilke, to a Young Poet who initially sought him out for writing advice, but ended up learning a great deal about life. The letters encourage the Young Poet to develop an understanding of, and connection, to his inner creative soul.

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  • Romeo and Juliet

    by William Shakespeare Year Published: 1597

    Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young Italian star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families.

    It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. 

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  • The Tell-Tale Heart

    by Edgar Allen Poe Year Published: 1843

    The Tell-Tale Heart is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe first published in 1843. It follows an unnamed, unreliable narrator who insists on his sanity after murdering an old man with a "vulture eye". The murder is carefully calculated, and the murderer hides the body by cutting it into pieces and hiding it under the floorboards. Ultimately the narrator's guilt manifests itself in the hallucination that the man's heart is still beating under the floorboards.

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  • Oedipus Rex

    by Sophocles Year Published: 429 B.C.

    Oedipus, in Greek mythology, the king of Thebes who unwittingly killed his father and married his mother. Homer related that Oedipus's wife and mother hanged herself when the truth of their relationship became known, though Oedipus apparently continued to rule at Thebes until his death.

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  • America's Obsession with Crime

    by Walter Mosley Year Published:

    The feeling of being lied to brings about a hunger for truth. We want to know if the man on death row was really guilty. Were there actually WMDs in the hills of Iraq? Are people being tortured, and am I morally responsible for my government's actions?

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  • Fahrenheit 451

    by Ray Bradbury Year Published: 1953

    Fahrenheit 451 tells the story of Guy Montag and his transformation from a book-burning fireman to a book-reading rebel. Montag lives in an oppressive society that attempts to eliminate all sources of complexity, contradiction, and confusion to ensure uncomplicated happiness for all its citizens.

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  • The Other Wes Moore

    by Wes Moore Year Published: 2010

    This book illustrates how two young men with the same name from the same city and raised with similar life experiences would make different life choices that resulted in drastically different outcomes. One Wes Moore is a graduate of Johns Hopkins, Rhodes scholar, White House Fellow and successful business person.

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