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      Book Girls’ Guide
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        @bookgirlsguideam

        Was this book a good fit for the Read Around the USA Challenge?

      • #944
        Sheridan
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          @sheridanlorraine

          I haven’t read the entire novel in years, though I’ve read parts of it with my American lit students. It is currently on the approved list for 11th grade American lit students in my district, though it is “challenged” by parents in my bordering recent district.  The rape is graphic and horrifying as is the racism little Maya experiences.  Does it reflect Arkansas – perhaps not as well as other books about the Civil Rights movement. It is a book that many of my students struggle with, though those that finish it say it is good. I would love to know what others who have read it think.

        • #954
          Jaimette
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            @jaimettemcculley

            Yes,  the best part of this list is the variety it exposes readers to.  I chose this book specifically because it has been on banned book lists.

            I think her multiple trips back to Arkansas, make it appropriate for the list.

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