Five teenagers defaced a historic black schoolhouse in Ashburn, Virginia. Sad? Yes. Jailtime? No. The judge and prosecutor sentenced them to twelve months of book reports instead of jailtime! And what a reading list they created! Can literature help open the eyes and change the minds of these five miscreants? Read all about it in the New York Times story here.
Literature vs. Racism
February 24, 2017
"We brought an excitement to reading and talking as a family about the message that books convey. Students want more and more and more books."