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Book Week Scotland – Happy Thanksgiving Books

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American friends on 24 November. We conducted a quick poll at interval of favourite American books and got these:

All That Is by James Salter from Mr Valentine; Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama from Ms O’Reilly; A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway from Mrs Bodiam; East of Eden by John Steinbeck from Mrs Hendry; The Great Gatsby by FS Fitzgerald from Mrs Toonen; Beloved by Toni Morrson from Mrs Havinden  and The Shining by Stephen King from Cameron in S6.

For Book week Scotland we set several of the S6 Advanced Higher a Reading Dare: to tell someone about their favourite American book and they chose to tell Mrs Havinden. Rhona spoke about To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper lee; Sophie spoke about The Catcher in The Rye by JD Salinger; Kayleigh talked about Little Women by Louisa M Alcott and Kate championed The Color Purple by Alice Walker.