Originally Posted by theimp98
Those where planned by the church at the time, to help people to adjust to christen faith..
Right, if you want to stop your people from going to the big celebration that they're not supposed to celebrate anymore, shouldn't you let them throw a big party that they <b>can</b> celebrate?
Anyhow, its the school's choice to carry what books it wants. If parents want to let their kids read the books, the parents can do so at home, from the public library.
And second of all, its not like Harry Potter is the only great fantasy series for kids of that age. After all, most of us who moved on to big epics like Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit didn't have Harry Potter to start us off. They have the Chronicles of Narnia, Lloyd Alexander's Prydain novels, Anne McCaffrey's stuff, and a ton of other books just like I did. I was reading those long before Harry Potter, and some of the last books might be a little "old" for certain kids anyways (think Death Eaters and dark magic and characters dying for younger kids).