Re: New classic literature?
I've seen kids toting around "Life of Pi" at the school where I teach. I think they teach "The Kite Runner" as well.
Of the books I've read recently, I'd like to see "The Orphan Master's Son" or "The Glass Castle" make it into classrooms.
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