As an English teacher I am often asked about my favorite books. But, I teach film as well! So check out a few of my favorites! I rotate them so check back often.


Count of Monte Cristo                            Alexandre Dumas

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl        Harriet Jacobs

The Dispossessed                                    Ursula LeGuin

Their Eyes Were Watching God              Zora Neale Hurston

Wide Sargasso Sea                                  Jean Rhys

Wild Seed                                                Octavia Butler

Wuthering Heights    
          Emily Brontë

Books for my young friends:

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain          Verna Aardema

The Horse and His Boy                          C.S. Lewis

The Story of Ferdinand                          Munro Leaf


Beasts of the Southern Wild                  Dir. Benh Zeitlin (2012)              

Citizen Kane 
                                         Dir. Orson Welles     (1941)

Daughters of the Dust                           Dir. Julie Dash    (1991)

Moolaadé                                                    Dir. Ousmane Sembene (2004)

Star Trek                                                Dir. J.J. Abrams   (2009)

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