Tomorrow we kick off our last big literature unit this year. Sigh. Where did the time go?
Well, don't worry. We still have enough time to tackle a truly fun book by Rodman Philbrick (the same author who wrote Freak the Mighty) called The Last Book in the Universe. It's a sci-fi novel dealing with a dystopian future.
I found an interesting little piece by Rodman Philbrick about the book and how it got banned in one school district for being a "gang" novel. Of course, the message in this book is the complete opposite...but I guess some people were too busy to read it before banning it. Check out what he says here: