WHAT'S RIGHT WITH US PARENTS? by Grace Nies Fletcher


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Ms. Fletcher, who has written inspirational books, provides a companion volume to her What's Right With Our Young People? (1966) which comprises mainly undigested smatterings of anecdotes and quotes from her nationwide interviews with parents and children. The emphasis is on hope and belief in the spirit of today's young who demand honesty in relationships, an end to racism and damaging wars, care for the environment, etc. But Ms. Fletcher is in favor of moderation when it comes to changing the country's policies, e.g., integrating schools (she visited a fine, decent black school; a chaotic, dangerous integrated school); likewise she is wary of career women (one woman ""who preferred the. . . office instead of the kitchen"" came home to find a suiciding daughter); and she is cheered by the new interest in religious commitment. However, in her compulsion to set down everything she's heard or read on both sides of every issue, it's rather a chore to find any coherent development.

Pub Date: May 24th, 1972
Publisher: Morrow