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by Francesca Lia Block


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: