Any good ideas for books my high schoolers can read about culture or living in Africa?

Looking to get some ideas so I can see if our library can order some great books before we get into that unit.

I want this ripping out of my classroom…or the library in my school…great stuff!

I want this ripping out of my classroom…or the library in my school…great stuff!

So what Borders closing means, at the basic level, is that fewer paper books will be produced. There is no other outlet big or solid enough to absorb the blow; there is nowhere else for all those paperbacks and hardcovers to go. The most logical thing to do is to stop printing them. — NPR on the closing of Borders Books. (via yccclibrary)

Review: Teaching What Really Happened

Teaching What Really Happened completely changed the way that I look at designing my class around the immense topic of United States history.  It is very similar in nature to Lies My Teacher Told Me but with more helpful tips and strategies for teachers.  I’ve even gone out of my way to see James Loewen speak because he has done an amazing job pointing out the flaws with history teaching today and suggesting some great ways to change the system.