Thursday, October 08, 2009

TY Book Recommendations 5

Zuleika O'Malley has read Adeline Yen Mah's Chinese Cinderella, and writes:- This book is a true story about the struggles of a young girl growing up in China. It is very sad. It is not very long, although it does not need to be any longer. As you read the book, you do not want to stop, as you learn all about Adeline and how she matures, learning all about those around her.

Tom Crampton is reading George Orwell's Animal Farm :- I am finding this book very interesting. The animals on this farm can talk, and some can read. They get fed up with their owner and decide to rebel. The book is really about communism. In it they are all supposed to be equal and have the same rights, but this gradually changes. As in communism, there is also a dictator.

1 comment:

Devin said...

Hi Tom. With China becoming such a big player in the world now I think it is very important to read Animal Farm. I teach in a high school and I see students reading the book all the time. However, I feel that students don't seem to be grasping the concept and its relevance to today's society.

I was looking for some way to tie the book in with my history lesson on communism. I found something a teacher posted on (a networking website for teachers).

Do you have any ideas?