Each year our freshmen English I classes study classical Mythology. Man, did I love teaching the literature in English I! I mean, seriously, The Odyssey, Mythology, Romeo and Juliet, To Kill a Mockingbird…you don’t get much better than that!
I wish that when I was leading students through an exploration of classical mythology, I had shared more books with them that borrow from it. Part of the reason why I didn’t was because I didn’t know many! But, now I have more to share than I have the time and space to do so. Today, I posted a book talk sharing four YA novels that are inspired by mythology or spin-offs.