Dave Pelzer A child called it and The lost boy David Pelzer’s books, “The Child Called It” and “The Lost Boy” should be taught in high school English classes. I think most students in a high school English class are old enough and, mature to handle the contents of the books and to get a understanding of what David went through. At times the books are a little to detailed, but people have to understand it is something that happens in everyday life, and people cant be prejudiced towards the children. It is something that everyone has to accept weather we want to or not. After reading the books, or after reading just the first book, is enough for a person to be aware of child abuse, and how it can really harm the child not only
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The way the children are treated differently, is by other people being prejudiced. People automatically assume that the children are bad, but its not their fault. Just because the children are foster kids, and don’t live with their real parents is no excuse for people to stereotype them and to pick on them. By having English classes read David’s books, it can give students another perceptive on prejudice and foster children. It can let the students know what that child has maybe gone through. A benefit of having English classes read the books would be, students would know the warning signs of a child being abused and they could get help for child.
I can understand why people wouldn’t want to have English classes read David’s books, because there are some students that have experienced child abuse and it would be hard for read books that may be similar to their lives. Some may say this may be good for students that have been abused to read such books, but personally I cant see how a student could read something that had happened in their own live that was so serious and that has scared them for life. It may be for some that they are going through the abuse again, going through such trauma once would be enough.
I think if the books were taught in high school English classes, it could really change the way students and people look towards child abuse, foster children and prejudice. It may let