But not just any books: They have to addressed some of history’s most divisive and tragic periods. The teenagers can read Night, by Elie Wiesel, to learn about the Holocaust. They can crack open Maya Angelou’s landmark 1969 book, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, for an unsparing account of the Jim Crow South. They can also dive into The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, a captivating tale about two boys from Afghanistan.
"Teenagers Who Vandalized Historic Black Schoolhouse Are Ordered to Read Books" is from the February 08, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Christine Hauser and narrated by Caroline Miller.