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In Search of the Novel:Teacher-TalkNovel


From: Betsy Scheidemantel (scheidemantelb@basd.k12.pa.us)
Date: Mon Mar 20 2000 - 10:12:51 EST

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    I have just finished the Harry Potter book and loved it. My daughter, in
    second grade, had a hard time reading it alone so I told her to wait awhile
    or that we could read it together. I have heard about some parents
    complaining about the violence but I did not think it was outrageous. I
    know of a lot of parents who love the series and would bitterly complain if
    it was censored.
    Betsy Lehman Scheidemantel
    >From: ATHENAN418@aol.com
    >To: Multiple recipients of list <Teacher-TalkNovel@learner.org>
    >Subject: Re: Questions
    >Date: Sat, Mar 18, 2000, 10:00 PM

    >Hi Jody,
    >None of my parents have complained about Harry Potter, but that's probably
    >because I teach secondary students and we have not read Harry Potter.
    >Although, I am seriously considering teaching it next year as a low level,
    >high interest reading piece.
    >However, my daughter is a third grader who has read all of Harry Potter's
    >books. In my personal opinion, as an English teacher, I do not see anything
    >wrong and truly do not believe the series should be censored.
    >If you like, I could ask my daughter's teacher if she has had any complaints
    >and if so, how she has handled them. Let me know before Saturday morning 7am
    >eastern time.
    >Shelia Moffitt-Hinton

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