College Board recommends 101 books for college-bound readers. Most are classics by dead white males. I read most of these in high school and the rest in college or later, except for Achebe, Proust, Roth and Silko. There’s also a short list of poetry and cultural texts. I’ve read it all except for Frank O’Hara’s poetry, but it seems ambitious for high school students. Of course, I guess they’re not expected to read everything before they set foot on a college campus.
See what you think.
Via the Houston Chronicle’s School Zone.