The texts listed below are considered to be of literary merit and suitable for study at NCEA Level 3 and level 8 of the curriculum because they allow the students to respond critically:
Text Title
Text Author
Comment
Non-Fiction


The Color of Water
The Color of Water
Inspirational, many resources available.
A Child Called It
Dave Pelzer

Angela’s Ashes
Frank McCourt

Desert Flower
Waris Dirie

Dibs in Search of Self
Virginia Axline

Girl Interrupted
Susanna Kaysen

If This is a Man
Primo Levi

In Cold Blood
Truman Capote

Rachel’s Tears
Mark Scotts

The Chosen
Chaim Potok

To The Is-Land
Janet Frame

Tuesdays With Morrie
Mitch Albom


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