Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Color Purple

Students suggested we tackle this after I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and A Raisin in the Sun.  I had to confess that I had never read it.   But rather than just say no, I thought I'd check it out.  Turns out it tackles some of the most difficult questions of race in America, and of life on earh --and it does it with grace, intelligence and compassion.   So thank you, students, for helping me fill this gap in my education.  And thank you, Alice Walker.