Originally Posted by _betsy_
It might be fun to read other "banned books" with her, too!
My boys each get a bnanned book (hard cover) for their birthday and one of their Christmas gifts. I write in them about why th book was banned and WHAT it actually can teach us -- for example Huck Fin is "racerist" but Huck and isn't the AA's Name Jimmy or something
I can't rmember -- form a good freindship NOT based on race ....
When they are old enough to handle some of these books as read a louds (6 adn 8 i think to start) we will use banned books as our family read abouts for discussion, also as we choose books for differnt units we will not shy away from them.
I feel the books teach 2 lessons -- the lesson of the book and also what they say about people who felt the needed to be banned.
cappuccinosmom -- I agree -- but i still feel that, more than anything else, means it needs to be taught.