Janie McManus loves historical fiction.
For the seventh grade social studies teacher at South Middle School, it’s a way to make the textbook come alive.
Right now, she is reading “Breadwinner” by Deborah Ellis, to her classes, which is about the Taliban in Afghanistan.
“Will it be on that big test at the end of the year? Probably not,” she said.
“But it’s timely and they need to know this stuff.