The book can not be:
I Nickle and Dimed: On Not Getting by in America, Barbara Ehrenreich; Fastfood Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal, Eric Schlosser; The Autobiography of Malcom X, Malcom X; Black Boy, Richard Wright; The Beauty Myth, Naomi Wolf; I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou; The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan; The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander; In Cold Blood, Truman Capote; How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie
Use only 3rd person speech (e.g. he, she, it, they, the authors, the reader,) (DO NOT use you, your, or I), and write only in the present tense (write “the author says,” NOT “the author said”).
Cite your textual references with a page number in parentheses after the quotation.You must have at least ONE parenthetically cited textual reference, either a direct quote or a paraphrase, in every body paragraph after your introduction.