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In Search of the Novel:Teacher-TalkNovel

Subject: Re: Questions

From: Marilyn Johnston (johnston@mediaone.net)
Date: Mon Mar 20 2000 - 17:42:02 EST

I was delighted to hear everyone's response to censoring Harry Potter books. I
teach 5 and 6 grades and these books have piqued interest in even my most
reluctant readers. I am very thankful for the series! Marilyn

Betsy Scheidemantel wrote:

> Marilyn,
> I have heard that some parents think the books are too violent however I
> think that this is all part of the plot and in the end, good does win. I
> have had friends ask me my opinion, as to whether they should let their
> children read Harry Potter, and my answer is definately YES!
> Betsy Lehman Scheidemantel
> ----------
> >From: Marilyn Johnston <johnston@mediaone.net>
> >To: Multiple recipients of list <Teacher-TalkNovel@learner.org>
> >Subject: Re: Questions
> >Date: Sat, Mar 18, 2000, 10:09 PM
> >
> >I was shocked when I first heard about people wanting to censor Harry
> >Potter. What are these people thinking? Has anyone actually received a
> >complaint, or is
> >this just hype? Marilyn Johnston, Newburyport, Massachusetts
> >
> >Karla Hammond wrote:
> >
> >> Please let me know the responses that you receive! I am very interested
> >in having a DIAL book study/ discussion group on this subject within a
> >couple weeks!
> >>
> >> Thanks, KArla
> >>
> >> >>> "Julia Shugert" <shugert@basd.k12.pa.us> 03/17/00 03:00PM >>>
> >> Hi! I had a question regarding censorship. Have any parents complained
> >> about the Harry Potter series? If so, please let me know how you handled
> >> those.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Jody Shugert
> >


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