Speaking of Irony

It’s not just a little bit ironic that I’m writing about how many books I would like to read but don’t have the time while my daughter is dealing with trouble about having one book to read.  Her teacher wanted the class to read The Grapes of Wrath and guess what?  Some folks are objecting to the GD’s.  They’re not upset by the portrayal of hardship and sadness but to the language.  The students, on the other hand, object to the length of the book and are happy to get out of reading it.  Alternate books have been offered.  I’m very proud of my daughter though, who has chosen to read “Grapes”.  She has suggested that the kids/parents should probably turn off the TV, radio and internet if they find Steinbeck so offensive.  You go girl!

Published in: on February 27, 2008 at 3:19 am  Comments (1)