Summer often includes vacation with lots of time to catch up on popular novels and biographies and old favorites. On June 25, the Library of Congress launched a new exhibition, “Books That Shaped America,” featuring 88 books by American authors. After lively debate, the final list was selected from nominations submitted by curators and experts from throughout the Library. Arguably, these books have shaped the nation over its lifetime.
The Library of Congress blog not only highlights the list and the exhibition, but also provides a place for readers to note their favorites from the list and to suggest titles that they would have included.
So, which books have shaped you or your students?