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10th Grade Extended Research Project (ERP): Index

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are matched with related literary texts, both fiction and nonfiction, for 10th graders to use for their literary analysis project for the ERP.

An index of books in this guide, with links to the pages where they are listed.

Alphabetical by Author

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi The Thing Around Your Neck (Goal 5: Gender Equality)

Ali, Nujood with Delphine Minoui. I Am Nujood, Age Ten and Divorced (Goal 5: Gender Equality)

Anderson, Carol with Tonya Bolden. One Person, No Vote: How Not All Voters Are Treated Equally (Goal 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions)

Bailey, Kevin M. Billion-Dollar Fish: The Untold Story of Alaskan Pollock (Goal 14: Life Below Water)

Buhle, Paul and Nicole Schulman, editors. Wobblies! A Graphic History of the Industrial Workers of the World (Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth)

Clark, Anna. The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy (Goal 6: Clean Water & Sanitation)

Dangarembga, TsitsiNervous Conditions (Goal 5: Gender Equality)

Dawson, Ashley. Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change (Goal 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities)

DeParle, Jason. A Good Provider is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century (Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth)

Desmond, Matthew.  Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (Goal 1: No Poverty)

Doctorow, Cory; illustrations by Jen Wang. In Real Life (Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth)

Ehrenreich, Barbara. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth)

Erdrich, Louise. The Night Watchman  (Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities)

Evans, Kate. Threads: From the Refugee Crisis  (Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth) (Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities)

Fadiman, Anne.The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (Goal 3: Good Health & Well-Being)

Fishman, Charles. The Big Thirst The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water (Goal 6: Clean Water & Sanitation)

Goodell, Jeff.  The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World  (Goal 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities)

Gore, Al. An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power: Your Action Handbook to Learn the Science, Find Your Voice, and Help Solve the Climate Crisis (Goal 13: Climate Action)

Gyasi, Yaa. Homegoing  (Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities)

Ha, Robin. Almost American Girl  (Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities)

Henry, Gordon D., Jr. and Elizabeth LaPensée, editors. Sovereign Traces, Volume 1: Not (Just) (An)Other (Volume 1) (Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities)

Ibrahim, Laila.  Paper Wife (Goal 5: Gender Equality)

Iversen, Kristen. Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats (Goal 15: Life on Land) 

Jin, Ha. In the Pond (Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth)

Johnson, Steven. How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World (Goal 9: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)

Kamkwamba, William and Bryan Mealer. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Goal 7: Affordable & Clean Energy)

Kasser, Tim. The High Price of Materialism (Goal 12: Responsible Consumption & Production)

Kassinger, Ruth. Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us (Goal &: Affordable & Clean Energy)

Kidder, Tracy. Mountains Beyond Mountains (Goal 3: Good Health & Well-Being)

Kwok, Jean. Girl in Translation (Goal 1: No Poverty)

Lappé, Anna. Diet for a Hot Planet: the Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It  (Goal 13: Climate Action)

Lappé, Frances Moore and Joseph Collins. World Hunger: 10 Myths (Goal 2: Zero Hunger)

Leonard, Annie. The Story of Stuff: How our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, our Communities, and our Health--and a Vision for Change  (Goal 12: Responsible Consumption & Production)

Lewis, John; Illustrated by Nate Powell. March. Book One  (Goal 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions)

Lynch, Jim. The Highest Tide  (Goal 14: Life Below Water)

Maathai, Wangari. Unbowed: A Memoir (Goal 15: Life on Land) 

Mathabane, Mark.  Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa (Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities)

McDonough, William and Michael Braungart. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things (Goal 9: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)

McDonough, William and Michael Braungart. The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability--Designing for Abundance  (Goal 9: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)

Mengestu, Dinaw. How to Read the Air (Goal 4: Quality Education)  (Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities)

Milanovic, Branko. The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality  (Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities)

Moore, Alan; illustrated by Dave Gibbons and John Higgins. Watchmen  (Goal 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions)

Moore, Kate. The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women  (Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth)

Novogratz, Jacqueline. The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between RIch and Poor in an Interconnected World (Goal 1: No Poverty)

Oluo, Ijeoma. So You Want to Talk About Race  (Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities)

Polak, Paul. Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail (Goal 1: No Poverty)

Pollan, Michael. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (Goal 2: Zero Hunger)

Powers, Richard. The Overstory  (Goal 15: Life on Land) 

Reynolds, Jason and Ibram X. Kendi. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi  (Goal 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions)

Roberts, Callum. The Ocean of Life: The Fate of Man and the Sea (Goal 14: Life Below Water)

Russell, Sharman Apt. Hunger: An Unnatural History (Goal 2: Zero Hunger)

Sacco, Joe. Paying the Land (Goal 15: Life on Land) 

Sacco, Joe. Safe Area Goražde (Goal 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions)

Singer, Peter and Jim Mason. The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter (Goal 2: Zero Hunger)

Skloot, Rebecca. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Goal 3: Good Health & Well-Being)

Smith, Bren. Eat Like a Fish: My Adventures as a Fisherman Turned Restorative Ocean Farmer  (Goal 14: Life Below Water)

Stevenson, Bryan. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Goal 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions)

Stone, Tanya Lee. Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time (Goal 5: Gender Equality)

Storm, Jen. Fire Starters  (Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities)

Vaughan, Brian K.; illustrated by Niko Henrichon. Pride of Baghdad  (Goal 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions)

Waldman, Amy. A Door in the Earth (Goal 3: Good Health & Well-Being)

Yousafzai, Malala. I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban (Goal 4: Quality Education)

Alphabetical by Title

Almost American Girl, by Robin Ha  (Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities)

The Big Thirst The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water, by Charles Fishman (Goal 6: Clean Water & Sanitation)

Billion-Dollar Fish: The Untold Story of Alaskan Pollock, by Kevin M. Bailey (Goal 14: Life Below Water)

The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between RIch and Poor in an Interconnected World, by Jacqueline Novogratz (Goal 1: No Poverty)

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer (Goal 7: Affordable & Clean Energy)

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, by William McDonough and Michael Braungart  (Goal 9: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)

Diet for a Hot Planet: the Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It, by Anna Lappé (Goal 13: Climate Action)

A Door in the Earth, by Amy Waldman (Goal 3: Good Health & Well-Being)

Eat Like a Fish: My Adventures as a Fisherman Turned Restorative Ocean Farmer, by Bren Smith (Goal 14: Life Below Water)

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond (Goal 1: No Poverty)

Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change, by Ashley Dawson (Goal 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities)

Fire Starters, by Jen Storm  (Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities)

Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, by Kristen Iversen (Goal 15: Life on Land) 

Girl in Translation, by Jean Kwok (Goal 1: No Poverty)

Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time, by Tanya Lee Stone (Goal 5: Gender Equality)

A Good Provider is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century, by Jason DeParle (Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth)

The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality, by Branko Milanovic  (Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities)

The High Price of Materialism, by Tim Kasser (Goal 12: Responsible Consumption & Production)

The Highest Tide, by Jim Lynch (Goal 14: Life Below Water)

Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi  (Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities)

How to Read the Air, by Dinaw Mengestu (Goal 4: Quality Education) (Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities)

How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World, by Steven Johnson (Goal 9: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)

Hunger: An Unnatural History, by Sharman Apt Russell (Goal 2: Zero Hunger)

I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban, by Malala Yousafzai (Goal 4: Quality Education)

I Am Nujood, Age Ten and Divorced, by Nujood Ali with Delphine Minoui (Goal 5: Gender Equality)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot (Goal 3: Good Health & Well-Being)

In Real Life, by Cory Doctorow; Illustrations by Jen Wang (Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth)

In the Pond, by Ha Jin (Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth)

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power: Your Action Handbook to Learn the Science, Find Your Voice, and Help Solve the Climate Crisis, by Al Gore (Goal 13: Climate Action)

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson  (Goal 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions)

Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa, by Mark Mathabane (Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities)

March. Book One, by John Lewis, Illustrated by Nate Powell  (Goal 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions)

Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracy Kidder (Goal 3: Good Health & Well-Being)

Nervous Conditions, by Tsitsi Dangarembga (Goal 5: Gender Equality)

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, by Barbara Ehrenreich (Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth)

The Night Watchman, by Louise Erdrich  (Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities)

The Ocean of Life: The Fate of Man and the Sea, by Callum Roberts (Goal 14: Life Below Water)

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, by Michael Pollan (Goal 2: Zero Hunger)

One Person, No Vote: How Not All Voters Are Treated Equally, by Carol Anderson with Tonya Bolden (Goal 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions)

Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail, by Paul Polak (Goal 1: No Poverty)

The Overstory, by Richard Powers (Goal 15: Life on Land) 

Paper Wife, by Laila Ibrahim (Goal 5: Gender Equality)

Paying the Land, by Joe Sacco (Goal 15: Life on Land) 

The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy, by Anna Clark (Goal 6: Clean Water & Sanitation)

Pride of Baghdad, by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Niko Henrichon (Goal 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions)

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women, by Kate Moore  (Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth)

Safe Area Goražde, written and drawn by Joe Sacco (Goal 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions)

Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us, by Ruth Kassinger (Goal 7: Affordable & Clean Energy)

So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo  (Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities)

Sovereign Traces, Volume 1: Not (Just) (An)Other (Volume 1), edited by Gordon D. Henry Jr. and Elizabeth LaPensée  (Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities)

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, by Anne Fadiman (Goal 3: Good Health & Well-Being)

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi  (Goal 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions)

The Story of Stuff: How our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, our Communities, and our Health--and a Vision for Change, by Annie Leonard  (Goal 12: Responsible Consumption & Production)

The Thing Around Your Neck, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Goal 5: Gender Equality)

Threads: From the Refugee Crisis, by Kate Evans  (Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth) (Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities)

Unbowed: A Memoir, by Wangari Maathai (Goal 15: Life on Land) 

The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability--Designing for Abundance, by William McDonough and Michael Braungart  (Goal 9: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)

Watchmen, by Alan Moore; illustrated by Dave Gibbons and John Higgins  (Goal 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions)

The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World, by Jeff Goodell  (Goal 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities)

The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter, by Peter Singer and Jim Mason (Goal 2: Zero Hunger)

Wobblies! A Graphic History of the Industrial Workers of the World, edited by Paul Buhle and Nicole Schulman (Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth)

World Hunger: 10 Myths, by Frances Moore Lappé and Joseph Collins (Goal 2: Zero Hunger)

         

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