by Karen O’Connor

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 "Free at Last: A Kurdish Family in America" by Karen O’Connor .

In Karen O’Connor’s “Free at Last: A Kurdish Family in America,” O’Connor talks to a Kurdish family about their experiences as refugees.

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

"How are we changed by war?" and "What is the importance of community?"

Ways to support your child: