The Ghosts of Slavery

The spectral, searing power of Toni Morrison’s Beloved.

When Pigs Cry

The importance of faith and kindness in Charlotte’s Web.

The Voices of Reason

Teaching Twain — and teaching students to speak for themselves.

Young Love in the Crosshairs

Reading Judy Blume’s oft-targeted Forever as an adult.

Courting Controversy

Teaching Uncle Tom’s Cabin in high school.

A Boy and a Beloved Book

How The Catcher in the Rye’s Holden Caulfield became an ally to millions.

Reading Is a Leap of Faith

…one we shouldn’t keep our kids from taking.