In this one, we see how two groups of people, defined only by how they choose to butter their bread, can disagree and eventually go to war over their differences. The ending is left up to the reader, which I love. The implications of this are countless and timeless as we grapple with current events. Can't wait to see what the students think of this one.
I also read The End of Molasses Classes by Ron Clark, the famous educator and co-founder of a school in Atlanta. This is a charge to all educators to keep stretching ourselves to keep students engaged. I have learned that our students have so much to tell us if we just ask them, then listen. If we trust them, they will trust us - to teach them, to learn from them, and to share in their lives.