“Books That Shaped America” Exhibition

Wizard of Oz

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?

2 Comments

  1. abeart AJ
    July 14, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    a necessity to create something useful to their students to become multi-person logic, let alone the Library of Congress is a community that is reliable. be launching new things to do and it’s great because you can keep an eye on all the circumstances, such as summer. I feel it will launch a success.

  2. Billie Jean
    February 9, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Very interesting blog that I would love to use with my teacher friends. I was intrigued by the thought that these are not listed as the best books but those that sparked discussion. I have taught some of these books to high school students and am always amazed at the insight provoked by what these authors have written.

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