Humanities I Modernity Bookstore

For the 2019-2020 academic year, our history and literature studies will focus on Modernity – an epoch focusing primarily on the 19th and 20th centuries, but with roots extending into the early Enlightenment.


The Little Woman
by Gladys Aylward


A Tale of Two Cities
by Charles Dickens

 by Johann D. Wyss

The Thirty-Nine Steps
by John Buchan

Supplementary Book List

  • English Literature for Boys and Girls by H.E. Marshall
  • Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Bonnie Prince Charlie by G.A. Henty
  • At the Back of the North Wind
  • Silas Marner by George Eliot
  • Greenmantle by John Buchan
  • Mr. Standfast by John Buchan
  • The Three Hostages by John Buchan
  • The Island of Sheep by John Buchan
  • Captains Courageous
  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (Danish, Nazi)
  • The Endless Steppe by Esther Hautzig (Siberia, 1941)
  • The Good Master by Kate Seredy
  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  • The Impossible Journey by Gloria Whelan (Sequel to Angel on the Square)
  • The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy (WWI, Hungary)
  • Year of Impossible Goodbyes by Choi (Japanese/Russian occupation of N. Korea)
  • The Broken Blade by William Durbin (1800 Northwest Company) 
  • Nory Ryan’s Song by Patricia Reilly Giff (Irish potato famine)
  • Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan (WWII, Norway, gold smuggling)
  • In Search of Honor by Donnalynn Hess (French Revolution)
  • Chu Ju’s House by Gloria Whelan (China’s 1-child policy)
  • In the Reign of Terror by G.A. Henty (French Revolution)
  • Red Scarf Girl by Ji Li Jiang (Mao Ze-dong, China)

Biographies & Non-Fiction

  • In the Days of Queen Victoria by Eva March Tappan
  • Hitler by Albert Marrin
  • Stalin by Albert Marrin
  • Victory in the Pacific by Albert Marrin
  • World War II: On the Home Front, edited by Phyllis Emert
  • The Second World War by Winston Churchill (Time-Life series, 2 book set – Out of Print)