Each of the books in this list discusses how children are marginalized around the globe through warfare, disease, poverty, malnutrition, developmental disorders, sexual orientation, gender discrimination, and many other issues. The books for this course were either autobiographies or written by anthropologists and prize-winning journalists. These texts are used as part of a round-table discussion in Mr. Coopers high school class. Each week students discuss a series of questions that are meant to raise awareness into the lives of marginalized children around the globe and in our own country. These questions can be found under course docs.

We are always looking for other classes to participate in our discussions and to work with us on our class project. If you our your students would like to join one of our Elluminate sessions to discuss this issue, please contact me, Mr. Thomas Cooper, at: coopert@thewalkerschool.org.

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Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China
by Leslie T. Chang
ISBN-10: 0385520174
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First They Killed My Farther
by Loung Ung
ISBN-10: 0060193328
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by Patricia Mccormick
ISBN-10: 0786851724
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God Grew Tired of Us
by by John Bul Dau, Michael S. Sweeney
ISBN-10: 1426202121
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The Broken Cord
by Michael Dorris
ISBN-10: 0060916826
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Aman: The Story of a Somali Girl
by Virginia Lee Barnes, Janice Boddy
ISBN-10: 0679762094
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Enrique's Journey
by Sonia Nazario
ISBN-10: 0812971787
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Beasts of No Nation
by Uzodinma Iweala
ISBN-10: 006079867X
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Unstrange Minds
by Roy Richard Grinker
ISBN-10: 0465027644
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There Are No Children Here
by Alex Kotlowitz
ISBN-10: 0385265565
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The New Gay Teenager
by Ritch C. Savin-Williams
ISBN-10: 0674022564
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The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood
by David Simon, Edward Burns
ISBN-10: 0767900316
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There Is No Me Without You
by Melissa Fay Greene
ISBN-10: 1596912936
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The Children in Room E4
by Susan Eaton
ISBN-10: 156512488X
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Born on a Blue Day
by Daniel Tammet
ISBN-10: 1416549013
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Unequal Childhoods
by Annette Lareau
ISBN-10: 0520239504
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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
by Anne Fadiman
ISBN-10: 0374525641
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Lost Boy No More
by Abraham Nhial, DiAnn Mills
ISBN-10: 0805431861
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A Long Way Gone
by Ishmael Beah
ISBN-10: 0374531269

Angela's Ashes: A Memoir (1999)
by Frank McCourt
Time Period: Post World War II
ISBN-10: 068484267X