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by Audre Lorde


Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "A Litany for Survival" by Audre Lorde.

In "A Litany for Survival," a speaker describes people who do not have the luxury to dream.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Fear & Paranoia, Loneliness & Isolation, and Resilience & Success as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What does it mean to feel alone?", "How can fear be used to manipulate?", and "How does a person overcome adversity?"

Ways to support your child: