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:

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