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Overrated? Underrated?

February 2024
1min read

I enjoyed your feature “Overrated & Underrated,” but when I read the section on children’s books, I could not believe the writer reduced Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree to a story of exploitative gender issues. I have read this book to each of my children, and the message was always: You cannot expect to take all your life; you must be prepared to give.

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