1. I am searching for books to pair with The Odyssey. They can be YA books, or short novels. Generally, I'm looking for novels that might have a character on a journey of self-discovery. So far, I have Manuel Luis Martinez's Drift, and Margaret Atwood's Penelopiad. 9th graders will be reading them in book circles.
2. I am seeking a program where students can "blog" about a book, or have a conversation about it. I'd like to use blogger, but it is blocked at school. Any thoughts? A discussion board of some sort?
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