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Dickens Reloaded

  Antithesis / Juxtaposition: The Battle of Opposites Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities (1859) Book the First—Recalled to Life CHAPTER I. The Period It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom , it was the age of foolishness , it was the epoch of belief , it was the epoch of incredulity , it was the season of Ligh t, it was the season of Darkness , it was the spring of hope , it was the winter of despair , we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven , we were all going direct the other way —in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil , in the superlative degree of comparison only. Now create your own version It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: it was the age of________________, it was the age of ________________; it was the epoch of ________________, it w

Nonfiction List for Young Adults

  Young Adult Nonfiction I have selected forty of the most esteemed contemporary and classic nonfiction texts. Many of these books have won numerous awards and are deemed suitable for young adults. After the short author/title list you will find further information on each book, such as plot summaries and short reviews, which have been gathered from various sites (Amazon, Wikipedia, Publishers’ websites, etc.).  Feel free to share this document. Enjoy reading!  (You can download an illustrated pdf version here )   The List   1.       Anderson, Laurie H. Shout . 2.       Aronson, Marc, and Marina Budhos. Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science . 3.       Bascomb, Neal. The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi . 4.       Brittain, Vera. Testament Of Youth: An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925 . 5.       Dawson, June. Mind Your Head . 6.       DePrince, Michaela, an