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Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Old 05-09-2010, 08:12 AM
 
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I'm having my students in small reading groups & one book is Stargirl. I had a parent email me 'concerned' that her daughter has chosen to read this book since it is marked 'Teen'. Is this book inappropriate?? I must have missed something?


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Old 05-09-2010, 08:40 AM
 
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Maybe you can suggest the mom to read with her. I think "Teen" labelling is appropriate since it deals with clicks in high school and how difficult it is to be a new student in a school. Actually this is my favorite book from Spinelli.
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:01 AM
 
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I read this book to my fourth graders. I love this book and I think this very appropriate. They have a lot of themes in this book that fifth grader can use a lesson in. I do not think there is anything wrong with reading this book in fifth grade. I would tell the parent to read it herself, so she can see that their is nothing wrong with it.
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Thank You!!
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Thanks and I agree with both of you. I think this mom is over-thinking it a bit. Thanks for your help & input!!
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