In recent interivews, Sarah Palin has told The New York Times Magazine, and Barbara Walters that C.S. Lewis is a favorite author she looks to for inspiration.
This prompted talk-show host and comedienne Joy Behar of "The View" to deride Palin and her choice of reading, asking: "Aren't those children's books?"
My friends and family know I am not a fan of Palin because she doesn't read (among other reasons), but Joy Behar's comments are unfair -- and a bit silly -- and makes me wonder about her understanding of literature - and what her reading list looks like.
This op-ed piece in today's Wall Street Journal, On Palin's Reading List, C.S. Lewis , asks us not to mock the value of having C.S. Lewis on our reading lists.
In full disclosure, Micheal Flaherty is a friend and I am a fan of Walden Media's persevering efforts to bring the beauty and joy of children's literature to the screen as a way to encourage reading and the understanding and life's meaning that results from literacy.