Fences explores the complex relationships of a 1950s middle-class, African American family and how they deal with issues of financial hardship, infidelity, and insecurities.
Below are some reading passages that we have hand picked to supplement this book. Be sure to read the passage summaries and our suggestions for instructional use.
7th-8th Informational Text 1050L
How Jackie Robinson Changed Baseball
Because I could not stop for death
11th-12th Psychology 1310L
Why Do We Hate Love?
9th-10th Psychology 1300L
Freud's Theory of the Id, Ego, and Superego
what love isn't
7th-8th Psychology 1100L
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs