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by Francesca Lia Block

1996

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 "Blue" by Francesca Lia Block.

In Francesca Lia Block’s short story “Blue,” a blue creature appears before a young girl after her mother leaves.

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

"What makes a family?" and "What does it mean to feel alone?"

Ways to support your child: