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The First Amendment

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Forever . . . Forever . . .
By Blume, Judy
2007-04 - Simon Pulse
9781416934004 Check our catalog

First published in 1975, this groundbreaking novel by the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author was the first to address teen sexuality in a frank and positive way. Now available in a paperback edition specially created for teens, this must-read novel continues to inspire, teach, and resonate with every generation. …More

In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences
By Capote, Truman
1994-02 - Vintage Books USA
9780679745587 Check our catalog

With the publication of this book, Capote permanently ripped through the barrier separating crime reportage from serious literature. As he reconstructs the 1959 murder of a Kansas farm family and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, Capote generates suspense and empathy. …More

An American Tragedy An American Tragedy
By Dreiser, Theodore
2010-08 - Signet Classics
9780451531551 Check our catalog

A tremendous bestseller when it was published in 1925, "An American Tragedy" is the culmination of Theodore Dreiser's elementally powerful fictional art. Revised reissue. …More

The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby
By Fitzgerald, F. Scott
2010-05 - Tui
9781877547324 Check our catalog

Nick Carraway idolizes riches and glamour. At the height of a decadent era, he moves to Long Island's swanky North Shore and rents an inexpensive bungalow sandwiched between two mansions. In this new world of frivolity and excess, he meets his distant cousin Daisy, her faithless husband Tom and their attractive houseguest, Jordan - a women's golf pro. …More

Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies
By Golding, William
1959-07 - Perigee Books
9780399501487 Check our catalog

The classic tale of a group of English school boys who are left stranded on an unpopulated island, and who must confront not only the defects of their society but the defects of their own natures. …More

Ulysses Ulysses
By Joyce, James
2010-01 - Wordsworth Classics
9781840226355 Check our catalog

A classic depiction of exile, estrangement, paralysis, and the disintegrationof a society, "Ulysses" records the events of one average day, June 16, 1904, in the lives of three central figures in Dublin. …More

1984 1984
By Orwell, George
Afterword by Fromm, Erich
1950-07 - Signet Book
9780451524935 Check our catalog

Satire on the possible horrors of a totalitarian regime in England in 1984. …More

Doctor Zhivago Doctor Zhivago
By Pasternak, Boris
2011-10 - Vintage Books
9780307390950 Check our catalog

First published in Italy in 1957 amid international controversy, "Doctor Zhivago" is the story of the life and loves of a poet/physician during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Taking his family from Moscow to what he hopes will be shelter in the Ural Mountains, Zhivago finds himself instead embroiled in the battle between the Whites and the Reds. …More

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
By Rowling, J. K.
1999-09 - Arthur A. Levine Books
9780590353427 Check our catalog

2001 Colorado Blue Spruce Award Winner

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches. …More

The Satanic Verses The Satanic Verses
By Rushdie, Salman
2008-03 - Random House Trade
9780812976717 Check our catalog

A hijacked jetliner explodes above the English Channel. Through the falling debris, Gibreel Farishta, the biggest star in India, and Saladin Chamcha, an expatriate, plummet from the sky, and proceed through a series of metamorphoses, dreams, and revelations. …More

The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye
By Salinger, J. D.
2001-01 - Back Bay Books
9780316769174 Check our catalog

J.D. Salinger's classic of adolescent angst is now available for the first time in trade paperback. Holden Caulfield, knowing he is to be expelled from school, decides to leave early. He spends three days in New York City and tells the story of what he did and suffered there. …More

Frankenstein Frankenstein
By Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
1984-05 - Bantam Classics
9780553212471 Check our catalog

At this challenge, Mary Shelley began work on the 'ghost story' that was to evolve into the most celebrated horror novel in literary history. Frankenstein was published the next year and become the rage of London. In the generations since, the story of Victor Frankenstein and the monster he created has been read by millions all over the world. …More

The Jungle The Jungle
By Sinclair, Upton
2001-11 - Dover Publications
9780486419237 Check our catalog

1906 bestseller shockingly reveals intolerable labor practices and unsanitary working conditions in the Chicago stockyards as it tells the brutally grim story of a Slavic family that emigrates to America full of optimism but soon descends into numbing poverty, moral degradation, and despair. A fiercely realistic American classic that will haunt readers long after they've finished the last page.
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The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath
By Steinbeck, John
2006-03 - Penguin Books
9780143039433 Check our catalog

Now available in a Penguin Classics edition, Steinbeck's classic comes with a completely revised Introduction and, for the first time, detailed notes by leading Steinbeck scholar Robert DeMott. …More

The Lord of the Rings The Lord of the Rings
By Tolkien, J. R. R.
2005-10 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780618640157 Check our catalog

In time for the golden anniversary of the arrival of part one of Tolkien's epic masterpiece on these shore comes a spectacular new edition of "The Lord of the Rings." The text is fully correctedQunder the supervision of Christopher TolkienQto meet the author's exacting wishes, and includes two large-format fold-out maps, a ribbon placemarker, and exceptionally elegant packaging. 0-618-51765-0$100.00 / Houghton Mifflin …More

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
By Twain, Mark
2002-12 - Penguin Books
9780142437179 Check our catalog

Of all the contenders for the title of The Great American Novel, none has a better claim than "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." More than a century after its publication it remains a major work that can be enjoyed at many levels: as an incomparable adventure story and as a classic of American humor. …More

The Color Purple The Color Purple
By Walker, Alice
2003-05 - Harvest Books
9780156028356 Check our catalog

Celie is a poor black woman whose letters tell the story of 20 years of her life, beginning at age 14 when she is being abused and raped by her father and attempting to protect her sister from the same fate, and continuing over the course of her marriage to "Mister," a brutal man who terrorizes her. …More