One Sister's Journey...
Earlier this month yet another American classic was in the spotlight. Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn is a topic of discussion because of the use of the "N-word" and some want to change this word to "slave". In response to this debate, journalist Steve Yablonski ran an article on January 14th to address this. Steve contacted me to see if I was interested in doing an interview with him for his article. I accepted and looked forward to reading the article. Steve interviwed other authors and book store owners and the opinion was unanimous - keep Twain's classic a classic.
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.
Lisa M Buske
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Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey *
When the Waves Subside: There is Hope *
Encourage Others: One Day at a Time
No More Pain: I Can Fly *
YOU are a Rainbow *
Goal Setting for a Renewed You
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