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11th Grade Reading

I vote for My Antonia. My mother was a teacher and she always liked Willa Cather. I’d also lean toward Grapes of Wrath, as one of those books whose stories is good to know for reasons of cultural literacy, though I must say I’ve not read it myself. Farewell to Arms is not a bad choice either, because everybody should experience Hemingway at least once. Invisible Man is another worthy.

John J. Miller — John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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