Reading Between the Lines (SP 5)

1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett – This novel contains issues of racial discrimination. In 2011, The Help was made into a successful film. Both the novel and film illustrated the importance of race equality. 

2. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett- The story of young Sara is quite inspirational. This novel demonstrates the visible difference in the lives of the wealthy and poor. And the moral? Do not judge a book by it’s cover. 

3. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss – This magnificent children’s story, also made into a popular film, tells the tale of environment destruction. The plot shows the greedy side of corporate companies, and the destruction of our natural environment. Protests are displayed by the majority, but that does not help. 

4. No Logo by Naomi Klein – An excellent book covering every economic social injustice in the world, from sweatshops to the market dominance of large corporate companies. This book is quite the read, and provides insight on issues in the global market. 

5. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anna Frank – This is a non fictional publication of the journal entries made by Anne Frank as her family hid from the Nazi occupation in Europe. Religious discrimination is the main social justice theme. 

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