Until we all meet.
Take a look at some of the books we have considered...
- The Freedom Writers Diary : How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them---I remembered this book a moving and inspiring. Then my friend opened to the page that began "As his penis twirled in my mouth...". We are reading this aloud to the kids and they will have a copy to read along. This book was tossed.
- Hole In My Life, Jack Gantos--This has made my Fall Break Reading list, but it won't make our short list. Gantos spends time in prison here and although the depiction is not graphic, there is reference to prison rape. Also tossed.
- With Their Eyes: September 11th--The View from a High School at Ground Zero, Annie Thoms (Editor)--Know why this is still on the list? No one has read it.
Someone made the observation in our meeting the other day that by these standards, we couldn't read the Bible. I offered to get the Book of Mormon (I am just sure we could get them donated). What do you do here? I don't don't don't want to be the book nazi. I know I asked this before and then gave you a botched link to an amazon list, so now I ask you outright, internet. What ideas do you have for a book?