Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Two sisters and their descendants lead very different lives beginning in eighteenth century Ghana; one is married off to a rich Englishman and one is sold as a slave.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
A black 16-year-old girl is drawn to activism and begins to lead a double life in her predominately white school and black neighborhood after witnessing a police shoot one of her best friends.
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
A butler recalls his life in diary form from the 1930s to the 1970s focusing on his relationship with the housekeeper.
Indecent by Paula Vogel
A play based off of controversy surrounding the play God of Vengeance by Sholem Asch, for which the original cast was arrested on grounds of obscenity.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
A blind French girl and German boy’s paths collide in occupied France as they try to survive World War II.
The Voyeur’s Motel by Gay Talese
A true story focusing on a motel owner who observed his guests through vents he built into an “observation platform” where he could watch his unwitting guests.
Book recommendations are provided courtesy of the Upper School Book Club.