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by William Stafford

1986

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Burning a Book" by William Stafford.

William Stafford’s poem “Burning a Book” considers the act of book burning in a new light, emphasizing the greater importance of combating ignorance and sharing ideas.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Education & Knowledge and Justice, Freedom & Equality as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What is the goal of education?" and "Which is more important: freedom or security?"

Ways to support your child: