In Soma Veritas

The drug-filled dystopia that is Brave New World.

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.