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English Teachers’ Favorite Books: Mrs. Adamson

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The Once and Future King

By T.H. White

Mrs. Adamson holds her copy of her favorite book. Photo by Madison Olsen.

Mrs. Adamson holds her copy of her favorite book. Photo by Madison Olsen.

“I’ve always been really interested in the Arthurian legend, and I think it would be a fun book at any grade level. The first time I read this I was in seventh grade, and I just loved it. I think I was ripe at that time in my life. One of the reasons I’m so drawn to the Arthurian legend is because of how Arthur is always portrayed as seeing things so differently from the world around him.

He’s given flaws because he’s human, but he is still seen as so idealistic and is supposed to come back in England’s greatest time of need, so he gives us hope.

One of the reasons I like teaching and reading this book is there’s so much depth to it. When you are able to read something more than one time and still are able to take something different away from it, then I think that’s the mark of a good book.

[As a bookmark I use] a receipt from when I was admitted to the emergency room, in January of 1997, when I went into labor two months early. I was making lesson plans for this book in the emergency room to give to my department chair.”

Interview by Madison Olsen

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