The central repository of our literature selections, presented by year.

Monsters, Muses & Muspellheim Reading List

Senior Level
The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson, ISBN 978-0393356250|
Black Orpheus (film)
Lavinia by Ursula Le Guin, ISBN 978-0156033688
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, ISBN 978-0393356182
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (film)
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Into the Inferno (documentary film)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (film)

Junior Level
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, ISBN 978-078683865
Zeus and the Rise of the Olympians: A Graphic Novel by Ryan Foley, ISBN 978-9380741154
Clash of the Titans (2010 film)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Sea of Trolls, by Nancy Farmer
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (film)
Various picture books depicting North American native myths
Br’er Rabbit stories juxtaposed with Bugs Bunny
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (film)

Memoir, Biography & Autobiography Reading List

Narrative books
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
The Radioactive Boy Scout: The True Story of a Boy and His Backyard Nuclear Reactor by Ken Silverstein

Graphic books
My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Books in verse
Becoming Billie Holiday by Carole Boston Weatherford

Hear and Now
Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown

Dystopian Worlds Reading List

The Giver by Lois Lowry
Divergent (film)
Uglies by Scott Westerfield
Soylent Green (film)
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Maze Runner (film)
Legend by Marie Lu
AI: Artificial Intelligence (film)
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Unwind  by Neal Shusterman
Mad Max: Fury Road (film)

The Hero’s Journey Reading List

Cinderella – versions from a variety of cultures
Folktales – Paul Bunyan, Br’er Rabbit, Johnny Appleseed, Baba Yaga and others
Star Wars – A New Hope (film)
Anansi (Gerald McDermott)
Anansi Boys (Neil Gaiman)
Beowulf (Seamus Heaney translation)
The Princess Bride (film)
King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table (Roger Lancelyn Green)
Finding Nemo (film)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (JK Rowling)
The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien)
A Wizard of Earthsea (Ursula Le Guin)
The Matrix (film)