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Reading and Writing and Chocolate

Didn't We Learn Anything From Dumbledore?

October 20, 2008, 09:12 PM

Believe it or not, I often times express my unsolicited opinion about current events. I know, it's shocking, but I don't think I ever understood that "nice girls only say nice things" lesson my mother tried so hard to teach me. (Sorry Mom) When my friend Sassy Monkey pointed out to me this news story I couldn't sit on my hands and say nothing.

After the wonderful life lessons we've learned from Harry Potter, I am shocked to hear that a New Bruswick school district has decided that an acclaimed author can't speak to a group of students. (Read the article on CBS.ca here)

Alex Snachez
Alex Sanchez (pictured here) is a critically acclaimed author who has written many books about acceptance, love and tolerance. His books The God Box, Getting It, Rainbow Boys and many other books teach tolerance and love for students who feel that they don't fit in with the rest of the high school kids. Unfortunately the New Brunswick School district got a little pressure from parents who felt the school district should not have this wonderful author at their district because his books taught tolerance for students who are gay.

*Sigh*

"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
Harry Potter and the Chamber Of Secrets


If you are a student in New Brunswick, I'm sorry that you are missing out on a wonderful speaker. I challenge you to check out his books from your local library and read them around your schools. Let your voices be heard.

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Name: Doris
LeakyName: DorisTLC
House: Ravenclaw

Doris is a mom, a teacher and the Project Coordinator here at Leaky! While watching her children grow up she discovered a love for teaching students about her favorite things, reading and writing. (and chocolate, hence the title) You'll find this blog will be her thoughts (and the thoughts of a few guests) on her favorite things!

While this blog is primarily about HP and education, once and a while I might surprise you! If you have a subject you'd like us to talk about, please e-mail me!

If you want to check out what I'm reading, take a gander at my Shelfari Book Shelf. I'm sure you'll see some of those books pop up in my blog.

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