Hard to believe, but today marks the official 50th anniversary of the publication of The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton’s enduring tale of teen angst and social strife. To celebrate, CBS News brings us this bit of delight that includes a new interview with Hinton herself:

And click here for an interesting piece on the anniversary that appeared this week in Rolling Stone.

Stay gold, everyone!

Join the conversation! 8 Comments

  1. Oh, this book ❤


  2. I know, right?


  3. My senior Sp. Ed class is reading it right now. My nonreaders get excited to read it!


  4. Always a hit, right, Rebekah? Maybe share the video with them, too, toward the end of the book. (There’s a bit of a spoiler so beware.)


  5. Our state exam included an excerpt from this classic and asked questions about the relevance of the Frost poem!


  6. No way, Mary! Talk about timely. 🙂


  7. Thanks for this! I’m not teaching this now, but I think it would be fitting. I love that she started writing it in high school. So inspiring for my kids!


  8. Absolutely, Courtney! I hope some of our kids think, “Hey, if she could do it, so can I…” That would be heaven! 🙂


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