Books have wings. You can't see them, but they are there just the same. On
books' wings, readers can soar to new places where they meet intriguing
characters and experience exciting adventures. Have you wandered with J.D.
Salinger through lonely streets in New York City? Did you travel back in time
with Stephen Crane to crouch on a Civil War battlefield and understand,
perhaps for the first time, fear? Maybe you stopped in the woods on a snowy
evening with Robert Frost. Maybe your favorite voyage was to a fantastic
place that exists only between the pages of a book – Hogwarts, Middle Earth,
or a future society where books are burned at 451 degrees Fahrenheit! As a
reading and English teacher for the last 13 years, I love to read. Below are
just a couple books that took me on a exciting journey.