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In Search of the Novel:Teacher-TalkNovel

Subject: Re: Questions

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

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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