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.