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Subject: RE: Questions

From: Stimson, Linda (LStimson@ed.state.nh.us)
Date: Tue Apr 04 2000 - 12:06:29 EDT


                I am presently reading Morrison's Song of Solomon and I
would like to hear form any of you who use this book in the classroom how
you deal with the language and sex in this book. I find this to be powerful
reading; however, I would be uncomfortable using this book in any classroom
discussions.
                Linda Stimson
                English/Language Arts Consultant
                NH Department of Education
                101 Pleasant St
                Concord, NH 03301
                lstimson@ed.state.nh.us

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                                From: Cindy O'Donnell-Allen
[SMTP:cindyoa@lamar.colostate.edu]
                                Sent: Friday, March 31, 2000 4:29 PM
                                To: Multiple recipients of list
                                Subject: Re: Questions

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                        I may have my very own "MorrisonFest" this summer
because I also want to read _Playing in the Dark_.

                        - Cindy

                        Andrea Martine wrote:

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> Cindy,
> You must read Jazz by Morrison. I think
that you will enjoy it.
> Andrea
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> > From: "Cindy O'Donnell-Allen"
<cindyoa@lamar.colostate.edu>
> > To: Multiple recipients of list
<Teacher-TalkNovel@learner.org>
> > Subject: Re: Questions
> > Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2000 14:21:21 -0500 (EST)
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> > Isn't it funny how one reader's pan is another's
pleasure? _Song of
> > Solomon_ is my favorite Morrison book (though I
haven't read _Paradise_
> > yet). I haven't had the opportunity to teach
it, but it was one of those
> > benchmark books for me in college that opened my
eyes to the world of
> > contemporary literature and all of its
"wonders."
> >
> > I know that _The Bluest Eye_ is frequently
taught in AP courses, and
> > while I loved that book as well, I found it more
painful to read than
> > _Song of Solomon_.
> >
> > - Cindy
> >
> > CHRISTINA REGISTER-CHAPPELL wrote:
> >
> > > I found Song of Solomon hard to get through
myself. I teach 12th
> > > grade honors and I would not force that one on
my students. They
> > > have, thus far, enjoyed The Color of Water and
Memoirs of a Geisha;
> > > they are currently reading I Know This Much is
True. I find that
> > > these open up just as many opportunities for
discussion, but are more
> > > enjoyable to read.
> > >
> > > Christy Register-Chappell
> > > North Myrtle Beach High School
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> Cindy,<BR>
> You must read <I>Jazz </I>by Morrison<I>.
</I>I think that you will enjoy it. Andrea<BR>
> ----------<BR>
> > From: "Cindy O'Donnell-Allen"
<cindyoa@lamar.colostate.edu><BR>
> > To: Multiple recipients of list
<Teacher-TalkNovel@learner.org> <BR>
> > Subject: Re: Questions <BR>
> > Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2000 14:21:21 -0500 (EST)<BR>
> > <BR>
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> > Isn't it funny how one reader's pan is another's
pleasure? _Song of<BR>
> > Solomon_ is my favorite Morrison book (though I
haven't read _Paradise_<BR>
> > yet). I haven't had the opportunity to teach
it, but it was one of those<BR>
> > benchmark books for me in college that opened my
eyes to the world of<BR>
> > contemporary literature and all of its
"wonders."<BR>
> > <BR>
> > I know that _The Bluest Eye_ is frequently
taught in AP courses, and<BR>
> > while I loved that book as well, I found it more
painful to read than<BR>
> > _Song of Solomon_.<BR>
> > <BR>
> > - Cindy<BR>
> > <BR>
> > CHRISTINA REGISTER-CHAPPELL wrote:<BR>
> > <BR>
> > > I found Song of Solomon hard to get through
myself. I teach 12th<BR>
> > > grade honors and I would not force that one on
my students. They<BR>
> > > have, thus far, enjoyed The Color of Water and
Memoirs of a Geisha;<BR>
> > > they are currently reading I Know This Much is
True. I find that<BR>
> > > these open up just as many opportunities for
discussion, but are more<BR>
> > > enjoyable to read.<BR>
> > ><BR>
> > > Christy Register-Chappell<BR>
> > > North Myrtle Beach High School<BR>
> > <BR>
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