[Marxism] What's a good novel for 13-14 year olds?

Todd Wolfson wolfsont at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 18:36:43 MDT 2012


I would add "Mother" by Maxim Gorky, which is beautiful and details the life of a young activist, Pavel, who is caught up in the revolutionary underground of Russia, circa 1902. The story depicts how Pavel's idealism and commitment to socialism transforms his nervous peasant mother into a valiant fighter in the struggle for a new order. I love the character development, and how Gorky dwells on small things, and I think it is an appropriate read for a teenager.

Todd




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