Email Exchange with Young Teacher About “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

IFI3Laurie Higgins takes a young teacher to school about a controversial book:

Here’s an instructive and troubling email I received from a young Christian elementary school teacher who defends the teaching in public schools of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Her email points to the pedagogical, intellectual, spiritual, and theological problems that plague our young Christians. Her email is followed by my response:

I am 25, a conservative, a church-attending Christian, a public school elementary teacher, and I read The Perks of Being a Wallflower four times when I was fourteen years old.

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