I came across this opinion article from the New York Times: What Should Children Read? It has to do with the standards for English and literature being written that individual states may adopt. The author raises the question of nonfiction and whether it should have a place in school curricula. She thinks nonfiction has a place in education, especially quality nonfiction, which is sometimes harder to find than quality fiction.
What do you think? Should public schools teach more nonfiction? What titles would you recommend? Leave your suggestions in the comments.