What books do you think every child should read?
What are some books--YA, classic, or otherwise--you believe every kid today should read to develop a strong moral compass, a habit of reflection and introspection, and an understanding of their humanity and the complexity of the world around them? What books have influenced you, and what books would you want your own child to have read by the end of elementary school? I'll start:
The Great Gatsby - conveys raw ambition but also the limits of material success; really great for sparking internal discussion as to what one hopes to achieve with their life
All the perennial YA series (i.e. Harry Potter) - say what you will about their writing/plot but I truly believe these are crucial to developing a passion for reading and for exposing children to the potency of the entire worlds that books contain
Never Let Me Go
East of Eden