One of my dear friends whom I've known forever & ever... (since '93, I think) is now a missionary teacher in Papua/New Guinea. She's teaching in a Wycliffe school and requesting titles of favorite sci-fi/fantasy titles for 7th-12th graders. Seems their little library has an incredible dearth/paucity/lack of such materials. I've offered many suggestions to her and so has my sister. I thought I'd pass along any new suggestions anyone has to share. Here's the parameters of her search:
1st) What sci-fi/fantasy made a big impact on you when you were young? What would you recommend to almost anyone as an "excellent book"?
2nd) most of her students are young Christians & unprepared to deal with a high level of sensuality/sexuality or extreme violence simply for the sake of violence (her comparison was that "Ender's Game" uses a lot of violence, but it moves the story along and has a reason)...
I've suggested such titles as:
Andre Norton- Star Man's Son
Anne McCaffrey- DragonDrums trilogy
Piers Anthony- A Spell for Chameleon
C.S. Lewis- The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
Robin Mckinley- The Blue Sword
I had more, but can't remember any more off the top of my head. Anyway, what other titles do you all suggest? I'll pass them along to her...
And so it goes.
3 months ago