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In Search of the Novel:Teacher-TalkNovel

Subject: RE: Questions

From: Stimson, Linda (LStimson@ed.state.nh.us)
Date: Wed Mar 22 2000 - 10:11:13 EST

                On the Harry Potter issue, to my knowledge the only
controversy surrounding the series in NH is the use of witchcraft.
                Our discussion group brought up the interesting fact that
the "audience" of today is very different from the audience for whom Dickens

                Would Peyton Place be banned today while students are
reading Amy Tan and Toni Morrison?

                Linda Stimson
                English/Language Arts Consultant
                NH Department of Education
                101 Pleasant St
                Concord, NH 03301

                                -----Original Message-----
                                From: Betsy Scheidemantel
                                Sent: Monday, March 20, 2000 10:13 AM
                                To: Multiple recipients of list
                                Subject: Questions

                        I have some questions regarding "Song of Solomon".
Do you feel that this
                        would be an appropriate novel to add to a high
school reading list? I found
                        it a very long read and some of the content no
appropriate for high school
                        students. I would be hard pressed to recommend this
to any of my students.
                        Please let me know how you feel about this story.

                        Betsy Lehman Scheidemantel


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