by Teri Ellen Cross Davis


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 "East 149th Street (Symphony for a Black Girl)" by Teri Ellen Cross Davis.

In Teri Ellen Cross Davis' poem "East 149th Street (Symphony for a Black Girl)," the speaker describes how she feels after having her hair braided by her mother.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Beauty & Happiness and Identity as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What makes you who you are?", "How can we achieve happiness?", and "How do we define beauty?"

Ways to support your child: