Teachers touch so many lives, and can often be the heroes that keep kids from ruining their futures. The right teacher can be the blessing kids need to become someone later in life, and that's why we need to celebrate them and the work they do.
These books touched me in some way, either negatively or positively. All of these are great. Whether you have seen them on previous lists or not, this is strictly my opinion. *= Not for children or the faint of heart.
Recently, the news broke that a Mississippi school has removed Harper Lee's classic, To Kill A Mockingbird, from its 8th-grade reading list. The reason? Its use of sensitive language is making students "uncomfortable."If I were to sum up my thoughts up on this topic in a single word, it would be "deplorable," especially in the current social climate that is sweeping what seems like the entirety of the western world.