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by Jane Sutcliffe

2004

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 "Fly High, Bessie Coleman " by Jane Sutcliffe.

In the informational text “Fly High, Bessie Coleman,” Jane Sutcliffe discusses the first African American to become a licensed pilot in the world.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Prejudice & Discrimination, Resilience & Success, and Social Change & Revolution as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What are the effects of prejudice?", "How do people create change?", and "Why do people succeed?"

Ways to support your child: