Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Rhonda Campbell
Position: English Teacher
Location: JHHS Room 1316
Phone: 540-662-3471 Ext. 45204
Fields of Expertise:
British Literature, American Literature, Shakespeare, & Drama
B.A., Regent University
M. Ed., Regent University
ESOL Certification, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia
Mrs. Campbell has been teaching English for 21 years, ten of which have been here at John Handley High School. Her prior teaching positions were in Delaware and Budapest, Hungary. She has also taught drama, music, and directed several plays and musicals. She absolutely loves reading and some of her favorite books include To Kill a Mockingbird, Jane Eyre, and The Art of Racing in the Rain. She has been married for 32 years and has two grown children. She is extremely proud of the adults her children have become. Her daughter is a registered nurse traveling the country taking care of Covid 19 patients and her son is a captain in the United States Marines stationed at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. She is also an avid gardener and owns/operates a small flower farm in her spare time.
Book List for English 3
The Crucibleby Arthur Miller Year Published: 1953
The Crucible is a 1953 play by American playwright Arthur Miller. It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692/93. Wikipedia
A Raisin in the Sunby Lorraine Hansberry Year Published: 1951
A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. The title comes from the poem "Harlem" by Langston Hughes. Wikipedia
The Things They Carriedby Tim O'Brien Year Published: 1990
The Things They Carried is a collection of linked short stories by American novelist Tim O'Brien, about a platoon of American soldiers fighting on the ground in the Vietnam War. Wikipedia
The Bluest Eyeby Toni Morrison Year Published: 2005
The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison's first novel, a book heralded for its richness of language and boldness of vision. Set in the author's girlhood hometown of Lorain, Ohio, it tells the story of black, eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove. Pecola prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blond, blue-eyed children in America. In the a ...more
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indianby Sherman Alexie Year Published: 2007
Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolut ...more
Tortilla Curtainby T. Coraghessan Boyle Year Published: 1995
Topanga Canyon is home to two couples on a collision course. Los Angeles liberals Delaney and Kyra Mossbacher lead an ordered sushi-and-recycling existence in a newly gated hilltop community: he a sensitive nature writer, she an obsessive realtor. Mexican illegals Cándido and América Rincón desperately cling to their vision of the American Dream as they fight off starvatio ...more
All American Boysby Brendan Kiely & Jason Reynolds Year Published: 2015
Rashad is absent again today.
That’s the sidewalk graffiti that started it all…
Well, no, actually, a lady tripping over Rashad at the store, making him drop a bag of chips, was what started it all. Because it didn’t matter what Rashad said next—that it was an accident, that he wasn’t stealing—the cop just kept pounding him. Over and over, pummeling him into the pavement. So ...more
The Other Wes Mooreby Wes Moore Year Published: 2010
Two kids with the same name lived in the same decaying city. One went on to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison. Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation.
In December 2000, the Baltimore Sun ran a small piece about Wes Moore, a local student who had just ...more
Enrique's Journeyby Sonia Nazario Year Published: 2007
A true story from award-winning journalist Sonia Nazario recounting the odyssey of a Honduran boy who braves hardship and peril to reach his mother in the United States.
In this astonishing true story, award-winning journalist Sonia Nazario recounts the unforgettable odyssey of a Honduran boy who braves unimaginable hardship and peril to reach his mother in the United State ...more
Girl in Translationby Jean Kwok Year Published: 2010
Introducing a fresh, exciting Chinese-American voice, an inspiring debut about an immigrant girl forced to choose between two worlds and two futures.
When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she quickly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evenings. Disguising the more di ...more
Caleb's Crossingby Geraldine Brooks Year Published: 2011
Once again, Geraldine Brooks takes a remarkable shard of history and brings it to vivid life. In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Upon this slender factual scaffold, Brooks has created a luminous tale ...more
Ready Player Oneby Ernest Cline Year Published: 2011
Ready Player One is a 2011 science fiction novel, and the debut novel of American author Ernest Cline. Wikipedia
Books I Have Read Recently That I Would Recommend
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Raven Black by Anne Cleeves
Bee Season by Mya Goldberg
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See