You will be expected to analyze and critique the book in addition to describing the content.
You can pick 1 out of 6 books below:
I Am a Man: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice by Joe Starita ISBN-13: 978-0312533045
Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario ISBN-10: 0812971787 ISBN-13: 978-081297178
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown ISBN-10: 0805010459 ISBN-13: 978-0805010459
Black Elk Speaks by John Newhart ISBNâ€10:1438425406 ISBNâ€13:978-1438425405
Hiroshima by John Hersey http://archive.org/details/hiroshima035082mbp
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair http://www.onlineliterature.com/upton_sinclair/jun…
The following are the general requirements for the review:
First, you must read the book.
Locate at least 2 other reviews of the book.
The paper must be at least 1400 words and contain at least 3 but no more than 5 quotations.
Please include your Works Cited page at the end of your paper. The title page and Works Cited page do NOT count toward the 1400 word minimum. You may use MLA, APA or Chicago style formatting.
1. Introduction: First identify the name and author of the book, identify the type of book, and describe the overall theme of the book. The first sentence should grab the readerâ€™s attention.Last sentence of the Introduction should explain goal/purpose of the paper.
2. Overview: Summarize the book, explaining the main points. This should be in past tense.
3. Review of the book:This is the major section of the paper. Be sure to describe how the book affected you. Tell the reader if you liked the book or not. Be specific: Does the book leave out something it should have included? Would you recommend this book to someone else? What did you learn from the book? These are some of the questions you should consider. Other items to consider include why the author included certain items or omitted other items. Did you like the style in which the book was written? Include an explanation of how the book relates to this course, identifying specific course themes that relate to your reading. This should be in past tense. Compare your comments to those of the two outside reviewers.
4. Conclusion: Present a summary of your paper and add any final thoughts.
AFTER READING YOUR PAPER, THE READER SHOULD BE ABLE TO: —Know the authorâ€™s name and book name. —be able to identify your thesis sentence at the end of the first paragraph. —Have a general overview of the story. —Know your thoughts on the questions listed in the review. —understand your conclusion as a brief restatement of the thesis as well as concluding and supporting information. It is your responsibility to ensure your paper has proper spacing and is 5 pages long.