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Half-century later, ‘The Outsiders’ legacy endures

After nearly five decades, young adults continue to embrace the themes of S.E. Hinton’s novel, “The Outsiders.”

BY MELISSA HOWELL Modified: April 29, 2012 at 12:51 am •  Published: April 29, 2012
In Keith Dinwiddie’s seventh-grade English class at Westminster Middle School in Oklahoma City, the students discuss the novel “The Outsiders” — what it is to be on the outside of a particular social stratum, what things put us on the outside, and, maybe most importantly, how people handle obstacles that make them outsiders.
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