AP Reading List – Book-a-Day: Ragtime

RagtimeAuthor:  E.L. Doctorow

Category:  Fiction

Overview: Doctorow looks at pre-WWII America through the interactions of famous, and not so famous, Americans of the time.

What they’re saying in the Prepwise staff room:

Chris: “If you like a mash-up of history and fiction, this is the novel for you.  A story that instantly engages, you will struggle to put this book down.”

Ethan: “While many people may be more familiar with the musical version of the story, Doctrorow’s original novel is well worth the read. Ragtime delivers a powerful story about race, war, and early twentieth-century American history.”

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