David Denby, bestselling author and film critic at The New Yorker, sat in on Sean Leon’s 10th-grade English class at our own Beacon School (!!) and at two other schools for a year to learn if great teachers can help young people fall in love with great literature. The resulting book, Lit Up: One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-four Books That Can Change Lives, reaffirms the power of great teachers and the importance of great books.
Here is a link to a recent interview with David Denby.