A Modest Proposal
This satirical hyperbole is a fun read for students. The spin on its writing sets it aside from most pieces, making it extremely enjoyable. This book is a great addition to lessons on the Irish and most social and economic problems faced by countries in general. It could also be a great creative exercise for students to try and mimic this writing style of presenting a satiric solution for a social or economic problem.

Author: Jonathan Swift

Interest Levels: 9 - 12

Reading Levels: 3, 5, 7, 9, 11