Apologia American Literature

The Apologia American Literature curriculum gives students the opportunity to explore America’s greatest literary works from a Christian worldview.

Give your high schoolers the opportunity to explore the power and beauty of America's greatest literary works from a Christian worldview. Using the Socratic method of asking perceptive questions, Apologia American Literature, 2nd Edition will help students see how enjoyable literature can be, how it speaks to their lives today, and how it affirms and illuminates biblical truth, The full-color textbook includes essays, excerpts, short stories, and poems from every major period and literary movement from Colonial to the Modern Age; biographical essays that examine the background, culture, and beliefs of each author; in-depth study and analysis of whole works; and thoughtful study questions that lead students to a deeper understanding of what the author is saying. A glossary of literary terms is included as well as access to extensive online solutions. 764 pages, softcover. Grades 10 – 12.

Please note that the following assigned novels, plays, short stories, and poems are not included and must be obtained separately: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain; The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway; To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee; A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry; “A Leader of the People” by John Steinbeck; “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” by James Thurber; “Barn Burning” by William Faulkner; “A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty; “Revelation” by Flannery O’Connor; “Design” and “Never Again Would Birds’ Song Be the Same” by Robert Frost; “Harlem” by Langston Hughes; and “My Papa’s Waltz” and “The Waking” by Theodore Roethke.