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In Search of the Novel:Teacher-TalkNovel


From: Marilyn Johnston (johnston@mediaone.net)
Date: Mon Mar 20 2000 - 17:42:02 EST

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    I was delighted to hear everyone's response to censoring Harry Potter books. I
    teach 5 and 6 grades and these books have piqued interest in even my most
    reluctant readers. I am very thankful for the series! Marilyn

    Betsy Scheidemantel wrote:

    > Marilyn,
    > I have heard that some parents think the books are too violent however I
    > think that this is all part of the plot and in the end, good does win. I
    > have had friends ask me my opinion, as to whether they should let their
    > children read Harry Potter, and my answer is definately YES!
    > Betsy Lehman Scheidemantel
    > ----------
    > >From: Marilyn Johnston <johnston@mediaone.net>
    > >To: Multiple recipients of list <Teacher-TalkNovel@learner.org>
    > >Subject: Re: Questions
    > >Date: Sat, Mar 18, 2000, 10:09 PM
    > >I was shocked when I first heard about people wanting to censor Harry
    > >Potter. What are these people thinking? Has anyone actually received a
    > >complaint, or is
    > >this just hype? Marilyn Johnston, Newburyport, Massachusetts
    > >Karla Hammond wrote:
    > >> Please let me know the responses that you receive! I am very interested
    > >in having a DIAL book study/ discussion group on this subject within a
    > >couple weeks!
    > >> Thanks, KArla
    > >> >>> "Julia Shugert" <shugert@basd.k12.pa.us> 03/17/00 03:00PM>>>
    > >> Hi! I had a question regarding censorship. Have any parents complained
    > >> about the Harry Potter series? If so, please let me know how you handled
    > >> those.
    > >> Thanks,
    > >> Jody Shugert

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