Parent Guide > Burning a Book
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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.
"What is the goal of education?" and "Which is more important: freedom or security?"
Ways to support your child:
Ask your child about this poem at home:
- What was "Burning a Book" about?
- What did you learn about Education & Knowledge?
- What did you learn about Justice, Freedom & Equality?
- Watch the following clips with your child at home: