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
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“You lived or you died… And in between you learned.” — Northwind, pp. 196 The prolific writer Gary Paulsen left us in October of 2021.