I think he should have told the parents in advance. In the article he said he didn't offer his opinion, but let the kids come to their own conclusion. Fourth grade is a little too young for this type of discussion. However, I bet a lot of parents had very interesting conversations around their dinner table with their fourth graders about this book.
posted on 09/25/2002 3:14:00 PM PDT
I liked this review of Ishmael
, required reading at the 1996 Tennessee Governor's School for future teachers:
(ONE STAR) Great Book for self-loathing Caucasians, August 6, 2002
Reviewer: cpccpc from Fair Haven, NJ United States Do you believe Western Civilization is the root of all evil? Do you believe Human beings are nothing but a virus on the face of Mother Earth? Do you hate Caucasians or wish you weren't one? Do you believe that the world would be a better place without people? Then this book is for you!
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