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Nadia,

Check out this thread. Posters gave this mom a lot of world lit titles that might give you some ideas.

 

http://www.welltrainedmind.com/forums/showthread.php?t=366758

 

I'm taking some ideas from this thread. A couple others we'll read are KIte Runner by Khaled Houssini (Afghanistan), Persepolis 1 & 2 (Iran), & a bio on Mother Teresa (India).

 

HTH,

Jennifer

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I would love suggestions as well. We are doing AP Human Geography this coming year. I have a running list (but they are not really suggestions, as I haven't read them all yet.) Opinions on the books listed or other book suggestions would be appreciated. :)

 

Primary

 

Material World - Menzel

Hungry Planet - Menzel

Why Geography Matters - de Blij

Power of Place - de Blij

Guns, Germs and Steel - Diamond

Collapse - Diamond

 

Secondary

 

What the World Eats - Menzel

What I Eat - Menzel

Omnivore's Dilemma - Pollan

The Birds of Heaven - Matthiessen

Snow Leopard - Matthiessen

Teaching a Stone to Talk - Dillard

Mirage - Barnett

Blue Revolution - Barnett

The Boy Who Harnassed the Wind - Kamkwamba

They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky - Deng

Wild Swans - Chang

Iron and Silk - Salzman

The Kite Runner - Hosseini

Longitudes and Attitudes - Friedman

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