1950's- Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White
1960’s- The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster
1970's- Are you There God? It's Me Margaret, by Judy Blume
1980's- Dicey's Song, by Cynthia Voigt
1990's- The Year of Impossible Good-byes, by Sook-Nyul Choi
If you have read any of these before or have time to read others, try Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor (1970's) or Dear Mr. Henshaw, by Beverly Cleary (1980's). Also, please spend a little time thinking about books you loved when you were in elementary and junior high school. We'll talk a little bit about how the books we grew up compare with books being published today.