High School English Curricula

GUESTS: FRANCINE PROSE Novelist and author of the recent essay "I Know Why the Caged Bird Cannot Read" in Harper's magazine How do we determine what books children read in English class? Are we trying to just teach literature, or instill ethical or cultural values? What comes first, the quality of the writing, or the moral the writing contains? And is there any effort being made to ensure the kids actually enjoy what they're reading? Join Melinda Penkava and guests for a look at how we decide what books our children should read, on Talk of the Nation, from NPR News.

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