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Keeping things together

Monday night's discussion of the novel, "Things Fall Apart," shows how we as a community keep things together.

The novel, taught in Douglas County's sophomore English classes, is set in 1800s colonial Africa and discusses the changes caused by Europeans from a native standpoint.

A parent of one of those sophomores challenged the book's use in the curriculum after reading a synopsis.

On Monday night, she told members of a panel convened to discuss the book's use that after reading all of it, it wasn't as bad as she originally thought. She still didn't agree with parts of it.

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The Record Courier Updated Dec 6, 2012 07:20PM Published Dec 6, 2012 07:19PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.