Great Expectations: Books We Can't Wait to Pass Down to Our Kids

Women tell us which book they can't wait for their children to read someday (12 Photos)

Compiled by Dawn Papandrea on Dec 1, 2011 at 12:08PM

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Great Expectations: Books We Can't Wait to Pass Down to Our Kids

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'The Diary of Anne Frank' and 'Night'

"When my son (age 5) becomes a teenager, I hope he reads The Diary of Anne Frank [pictured] and then, as an adult, Night, by Elie Wiesel. They are both testaments to the human spirit in the face of great adversity and unimaginable horror. So many times children complain of wanting or needing something that in the big scheme of things is trivial, and these books show what's truly important in life -- not things, but love and hope and faith."
-- Rita Colorito, Glen Ellyn, Ill.

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