These pages have only introduced a few ways to consider how the law intersects with literature, how some books approach these concepts, and how everyone can become a more fair-minded person through reading literature. Undoubtedly, your local library will have many more books that apply to law and literature. Ask your librarian for recommendations!
Check out these great resources for English Language Arts and Social Sciences classrooms. Each features pre-reading and post-reading activities, chapter questions, and discussion and writing topics. Use them in your classroom, or as a cross-curricular unit of study! Find them at plea.org.
Suitable for ELA B30 and Law 30 classes, this novel study provides opportunities to examine the rule of law and governance.
Suitable for ELA A30 and Law 30 classes, this novel study provides opportunities to reflect upon how we re-integrate offenders into society.
Suitable for middle-years English Language Arts, this novel study provides opportunities to learn about traditional Aboriginal justice concepts.