How did you feel this book worked for freshman as far as reading level?
I started a little ag library in my room - if you want controversial books to get them started thinking...
Silent Spring (pesticides)
Fast Food Nation (health/nutrition of our food)
Omnivore's Dilemma (more advanced look at health/nutrition)
Sand County Almanac
Problems of Plenty (government policy in U.S. ag production)
In the Company of Animals
Born in the Country (history of rural America)
All Things Great and Small (James Herriott set - rural english vet 1930's, 40's & 50's)
I don't know how many of those are exactly what you're looking for, but they're good reads. When I do book projects, I let kids choose different books within a specified topic
How do you incorporate the literacy into your program. I am at a new school this year and they have a lot of books assigned to them. At my previous school I assign "All Creatures Great And Small" because they were a little behind on the literacy component. Here I am torn. I want to add an component but afraid to stress the students.