On the other hand, after reading 30 pages of Grasshopper Jungle, I quit and resolved never to put it in the hands of a student, how ever many awards it won.
So there's a tension when it comes to the content of books. Some people only let their kids read "Christian" books- whatever those are. Some people are allergic to anything that smells like censorship, which is tantamount to persecution. And while it is my job as a teacher and maker of disciples to curate my classroom library well, it's also my job to teach them how to be discerning about their own choices. And to be discerning, I have to teach them to think about why they are reading.
Why is that?