Wednesday, August 20, 2014
E-Books Available for Required Reading Assignments
School is back in session and students are looking for copies of books for their required reading assignments. We are called to check our shelves for such classics as The Outsiders, Animal Farm, and The Giver. Fortunately, many of these titles are now available as free e-books. Just Google the title and "e-book" to see if the book you're looking for is online.
Birmingham Public Library has e-book and audio book versions as well. You can find them by checking the catalog for the online version or at downloadable e-books and audio books on the BPL website.
The website Goodreads has a list of 100 classics for teens. I checked the top ten and found ebooks for all but I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Ender's Game. I've linked the library epub versions for those titles.
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
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