Here are great choices for research paper books. Get looking, get a head start!
If you want to read something not on this (or the other list I provided), then better e-mail for approval before you start reading!
The Catcher in the Rye
-a sarcastic kid gets kicked out of school (again) and tries to make his way around New York.
Sense and Sensibility
-what are two girls to do when their husbands-to-be just up and leave?
How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents
-a story told backwards as a Dominican-American family changes with their new home
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
-nerdy guy tries to find love, and an old curse (fuku) threatens an entire family
Breath, Eyes, Memory
-a hidden trauma forces a woman to return to Haiti and confront her past
-trace the arrival and adaptation of Chinese into life in America through memoir and myth
Uncle Tom's Children
-stories of life, love, and brutal violence, one generation removed from slavery's end
The Great Gatsby
-find out why "No Church in the Wild" is a perfect song for this story of America and her dreams