Group discussions Beloved and Waterland
I am so glad the library had taken on the task of a public discussion of these books. I'm quite concerned that material that has been used and accepted in the school community, and is challenging for AP students, should suddenly cause so much dissension. It's my understanding one parent has complained about the use of these books. That hardly seems like a community issue. I'm concerned that the PCCS superintendent took such stringent action because of one complaint. Sorry to go on, obviously I take issue with this situation. When I was in high school, Catcher in the Rye was 'banned'! So we all went out and bought a copy. Holden Caulfield was our hero! Times have changed, but book banning is ridiculous. To suggest that young people today would be shocked or unduly influenced by what they read is ludicrous! They know everything! They are subjected to all of society by the media, social networks and the culture in general. Again, thank you for scheduling these discussions. There will be no book burning in Canton!!