Originally published on HarrisOnline, the website for the Paul Harris show. Note from Paul Harris: This list was inspired by a story about a high school teacher in Virginia who says that she doesn't have her students read "Catcher In The Rye" anymore, because she doesn't think it is relevant to their lives. I couldn't disagree more. It is the teacher's job to get the kids to relate to a great story. You don't have to have grown up on the Mississippi River to enjoy and learn from "Huck Finn," do you? Of course not. Here then, is a list of classics that should be must-read for every American kid:
A Note from Alan: Ten of these were assigned reading when I was in High School. Also, Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee deals with the Indian Wars in the late 1860's. My mother's great grand father served in the calvary and is in the book.