Meg and Charles Wallace are different but gifted. They live with their scientist mother and "normal" twin brothers. Their father has disappeared while working for the government. He's been gone five years.
Out for a walk one night they meet Calvin O'Keefe as well as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which who send them on an adventure across the universe to rescue their father from the clutches of IT on the planet Camezotz. In doing so they put their own lives at risk.
In doing research about this book I learned it has been challenged many times. According to the American Library Association, "A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials."
I do not agree with banning books. I feel like it's my decision what I read and what my daughter reads. It's called freedom. Notice I said it's MY decision what my daughter reads. I do believe in parental guidance and in monitoring what my daughter reads. If I don't approve it, she does not read it! Most of the time it's common sense what's appropriate and what's not. If I can't read the book before she does or with her, I am constantly asking her questions about it...what's going on in the book, how does it make her feel, what are the characters like, is there anything in the book that she feels is wrong or makes her uncomfortable. It's all part of our book discussion. Plus you can always get online and do some research. If you'd like help monitoring what your child reads, Focus on the Family has a website that has book reviews for parents. It breaks down the books in terms of it's content and themes, so you can make your own decision. You can visit their site by clicking HERE.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, published in 1962 is the first book in the classic Time Quintet. The other books are as follows.