I agree. I especially think it's easier for teens today to relate to books/storylines that feel more relevant to their lives (e.g., modern 21st century issues like driving while Black/Brown) than a novel set in the 1930s. Then again, those same parents are likely to protest modern books that touch on the reality of being BIPOC, too, right? My eldest read The Hate U Give in middle school a few years ago and then her class watched the movie. It sounded to me like they learned a lot more from reading and discussing this book than if they had read To Kill a Mockingbird.

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