We have a ton of information that we built into a website so that the attendees would have easy access to our notes and and a semi organized collection of resources to use with other teachers and their students. One of the questions teachers seem to ask about are the books. How many books are out there? Which ones are about school shootings? Are there some that are generically about gun violence? Are there short stories? What about nonfiction? What about the ones by our favorite authors?
We, of course, think that ELA teachers should be reading as much as possible. The best books to recommend are the ones are the ones you know well. Next, is know where to look for books and for reliable reviews of those books. After that we hope you are teaching your students how to look for themselves. Don't we all hope that the students we work with will love reading the way we do? We hope they are eagerly looking for books that call to them. Then, they can find an abundance of books on any topic they are interested.
Below is a slideshow of books that we have gathered that are connected guns in a variety of ways.