Literature 430

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$366.75
Age Range: 17-18 & above
Grade Range: 11-12

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Sonlight seeks to introduce students to some of the greatest and best-loved literature of all time. This is part of the History / Bible / Literature 400 and Grade 12 All-Subjects Package.

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Instructor's Guide not included. This is part of the History / Bible / Literature 400 and Grade 12 All-Subjects Package.

Sonlight seeks to introduce students to some of the greatest and best-loved literature of all time. We also want to help students interact with that literature -- great and joyful or great and dismal -- which has had the most significant impact within our culture. Often it is the emotionally heavy literature that has impacted our culture most deeply. And many parents recoil in horror. "Why the dark side?" they ask. Why not stick with those books that are uplifting and joyful?

I have attempted to answer this question elsewhere (see, for example, the articles on Why to and Why NOT to purchase Sonlight Curriculum). But the themes from those essays bear repeating.

Let it be understood up front: our purpose in studying books that are dark or brooding is not simply to permit us to say that our students are culturally literate. Though there is some value in such a goal, we have higher purposes in mind.

No, our purpose in reading the literature we do is to interact with the themes these books contain in hopes of analyzing how best to understand and respond to them from a Christian -- and, especially, an evangelistic ("Good News") perspective.

For, while the authors of these works may have expressed best what was in their own hearts, the reason their works have endured is because they express so poignantly what is in many millions of other people's hearts as well. We who claim the knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ must figure out how to speak to our audience's needs. If we are to understand their needs, we may be best prepared by learning to understand their literature.

If your goal is to protect your children from the evils and difficulties of worldly people, the Sonlight Curriculum 11th Year Literature program is most definitely not for you. If you want to prepare them to confront their culture and to offer hope in the midst of despair, we have worked and prayed, and will continue to pray, toward the end that this year's program will provide your children an excellent bootcamp training for the spiritual warfare of liberation to which God has called them.

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  • Eternity in Their Hearts
    The year is 1795, and deep in the jungles of Burma hundreds of tribesmen rush out to a clearing to greet a white-skinned stranger. Could he be the one to bring the book their forefathers lost so many...
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  • Up From Slavery
    Booker T. Washington was a devoutly Christian man who, as a former slave, treaded a dangerous middle ground in a time of racial backlash and disfranchisement.
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  • A Separate Peace
    During World War II, two students at a New England boarding school experience the dark, tragic side of adolescence. Intense, mesmerizing, and compelling coming-of-age tale. Powerful.
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  • Their Eyes Were Watching God
    A powerful tale of one woman's life. Set in black communities in the Deep South in the early 1900s, and told with a stunning, deeply moving, almost poetic prose. Hurston breathes life into her characters...
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  • Ender's Game
    The thrilling tale of Ender, a child genius in training to become Earth's top military commander. Aliens have already attacked twice. Now, Ender must complete his training and be ready to command against...
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  • Outliers
    Continuing a quest to explain us to ourselves, best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell turns his inquiring mind to outliers —those individuals whose achievements surpass that of the masses. What, if anything,...
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  • Evidence Not Seen
    The true story of a young American missionary's courage and faith deep in the jungles of New Guinea during World War II, her imprisonment in a Japanese prison camp and miraculous survival.
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  • Teaching a Stone to Talk
    Pulitzer Prize winning author Annie Dillard explores the natural world and human meaning in this compilation of deceptively simple essays reminiscent of Emily Dickinson and Thoreau.
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  • Death of a Salesman
    First performed onstage in 1949, author Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize winning drama continues to ask its audience some of life's most important questions, not the least of these, what is success? Through...
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  • Fidelity
    Five stories set in the fictional town of Port William, Kentucky, reveal the author's deep love of and concern for nature and the land. Through his writings, we learn about the cyclic rhythms of the agrarian...
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  • How to Read a Book
    Originally published in 1940, now completely revised and updated, How to Read a Book is "the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension." Learn how to achieve the various levels of reading...
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  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    "Notice. Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot. -By...
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  • Brave Companions
    In this masterful work of narrative history, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author with a gift for storytelling opens a window to the world, past and present, with a series of profiles about exceptional men...
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  • Elements of Style
    It's the "little book" that can have a BIG impact on your writing! The Elements of Style by Strunk and White is a classic manual that remains relevant today, it conveys the principles of English style...
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  • Best Short Stories of O. Henry
    This collection offers for readers' delight the thirty-eight 0. Henry stories honored almost unanimously by anthologists and that represent, in variety and balance, the best work of America's favorite...
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  • The Chosen
    In 1940s Brooklyn, an accident throws Reuven Malther and Danny Saunders together. Despite their differences (Reuven is a secular Jew with an intellectual, Zionist father; Danny is the brilliant son and...
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  • The Grapes of Wrath
    Nobel Prize winner "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck. "One of the greatest and most socially significant novels of the twentieth century."
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  • Jacob Have I Loved
    Louise knows that she should be proud of her beautiful twin Caroline. But she is convinced that, ever since they were born, Caroline has done nothing but take from her: their parents' love, Louise's hopes...
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  • My Antonia
    H.L. Mencken once wrote, "No romantic novel ever written in America, by man or woman, is one half so beautiful as My Antonia."
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  • 100 Best-Loved Poems
    This book on poetry includes some of the best-loved English and American verse of all time -- Rudyard Kipling's "If," Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "The Village Blacksmith," John Keats' "Ode on a Grecian...
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  • Our Town
    Pulitzer Prize. One of the most popular American dramas of all time, Our Town recalls three time periods in the life of residents of a small Connecticut town. It calls us to focus on the "little things"...
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  • The Portable Poe
    Poe was perhaps the most melancholy and deeply brooding author in American history.
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  • The Scarlet Letter
    A study of the tension between public and private morality, The Scarlet Letter carved new paths in American literary technique and substance.
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  • On Writing Well
    On Writing Well by William Zinsser is the bible for anyone who wants to learn how to write and write well. Before you put pen to paper, pick up the classic guide to nonfiction writing. Learn the fundamental...
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