To read more about the debate and my interview with the Oswego Daily News - visit http://oswegocountytoday.com/?p=54362. I'm glad Steve saught my opinion as both an educator and a writer.
American classics are just that...classic. As we read them we need to keep in mind the era they were written in and the time setting of the book - using these as teaching points and a way to interact with today's child about the growth of America. They are our future...use past errors exemplified through literature to ignite compassion in our youth to continue transforming and improving this great country we live in.