Reading Recommendations from Upper School English Teacher Pat Hogan

Pat Hogan has been an upper school English teacher and the Academy Life student newspaper advisor since 1998. She also oversees the journalism class and co-coaches the Debate Team. Below is a list of Pat's recommended readings, along with her noteworthy comments regarding certain titles in quotes!

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

"Various excerpts will be studied in all of my classes this year."


The Maytrees by Annie Dillard


Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

"I taught Ellison for a number of years before we changed to semesters. My honors sections will read his chapter, "Battle Royal.'"


Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich


Death of A Naturalist by Seamus Heaney

"This has been a favorite among my students since 2000. I have had my students model Heaney's 'Digging' with gratifying success."


The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations by Toni Morrison

"Excerpts will be read in American Literature and in my honors' sections."


Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill

"My honors sections have just completed this drama."


Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

"I try to teach Silko every other year."


Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard

"I plan to assign this to my juniors and seniors in this year's second semester."