Mandatory reading in high school? What did you have to read?
i got to talking with some people about what books we had to read in high-school, and coupled with this point made by cassia, realized not only has CanLit come along way, but why aren't we intergrating it into our school cirriculums?
I read the usuals: To Kill A Mockingbird, Catcher in the Rye, Shakespeare unit, The Great Gatsby, and a few others (I was forced to work alone in the library a lot because i disrupted people all the time. My parents were not surprised.) But, I never read any Canadian authors -- I don't even think any of the high-school classes even read Margret Atwood or Robertson Davis.
I would have loved to have read both the 'classic' American authors infused with a smattering of Canadian authors too -- I don't think anyone can argue that Atwood is anything but prolific, but there are so many other great Canadian authors. Did I just go to a crappy high-school (re: in Coquitlam) or were author experiences similar?
What did you read and were you pissed about the lack of Canadian talent?