Books for the English Language Arts Classroom

By Kaitlyn Spotts | September 26 2023 | GeneralConferencesEnglish Language Arts

Check out these new and essential books for the English Language Arts classroom. Click through each title to see a description, read an excerpt, and download educator resources.

The Vanishing Half
A GMA Book Club Pick (A Novel)
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book Club Pick! The #1 New York Times bestseller with over 1 million copies sold, "a story of absolute, universal timelessness" (Entertainment Weekly), now in paperback for the first time.
$18.00 US
Feb 01, 2022
400 Pages
Riverhead Books

Between Two Moons
A Novel
Between Two Moons is a deeply moving family story about identity, faith, and belonging set in the Muslim immigrant enclave of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn following three siblings coming of age over the course of one Ramadan.
$28.00 US
Jun 06, 2023
336 Pages

Right by My Side
Move over, Holden Caulfield, and meet Marshall Field Finney, in the 30th anniversary edition of Right by My Side, by a celebrated chronicler of Black middle class life in the American Midwest A Penguin Classic
$16.00 US
Jan 31, 2023
208 Pages
Penguin Classics

The Unsettled
A novel
From the best-selling author of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, a searing multi-generational novel—set in the 1980s in racially and politically turbulent Philadelphia and in the tiny town of Bonaparte, Alabama—about a mother fighting for her sanity and survival
$29.00 US
Sep 26, 2023
336 Pages

Poverty, by America
The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Evicted reimagines the debate on poverty, making a “provocative and compelling” (NPR) argument about why it persists in America: because the rest of us benefit from it.
$28.00 US
Mar 21, 2023
304 Pages

True Biz
A Novel
A “tender, beautiful and radiantly outraged” (The New York Times Book Review) novel that follows a year of seismic romantic, political, and familial shifts for a teacher and her students at a boarding school for the deaf, from the acclaimed author of Girl at War
$18.00 US
Feb 28, 2023
416 Pages
Random House Trade Paperbacks

My Shouting, Shattered, Whispering Voice
A Guide to Writing Poetry and Speaking Your Truth
The ultimate writing guide for teens from the editor of Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience
$16.95 US
Mar 31, 2020
128 Pages
Seven Stories Press

A Memoir
A young poet tells the inspiring story of his migration from El Salvador to the United States at the age of nine in this “gripping memoir” (NPR) of bravery, hope, and finding family. 
$18.00 US
Jun 06, 2023
416 Pages