"A Child Called It" - insight of the author telling the truth about his painful and ugly childhood
'Living In Truth' (a collection of essays) by Vaclav Havel. Why? Because it explains about communism in a rational, truthful sort of way. It's a brilliant book and kids need to read it so they can gain deeper understanding about political systems, such as communism and capitalism.
War And Peace, because I am evil.
Lord of the Rings and have them do a paper on, "Being a part of something bigger than yourself". I think the youth today really have no idea of what "real" sacrifice is all about. To them, if their ipod messes up, or their tattoo isn't straight, or their TV is small, or they are not the CEO at their first job for minimum wage-they world sucks! And the USA society as a whole has become an "All for one and one for none" kinda nation. I have to wonder if "United" even belongs in the title anymore.<br />
OK, well maybe it goes a few generations! HOOOOOT! " http://youtu.be/R5I4oY7zj-w " (notice there is some form of Middle East sc<x>ript to this so "They" know how stupid the USA is as well! This clip is just too disturbing)<br />
Not all of course so don't go there, but more than less are. Steph in SC, Retired US Army.
The art of Zen Guitar. A life lesson on every page.
oxford english dictionary
Fountainhead, it would teach them how to think