by J. Patrick Lewis 2013

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 "Freedom Summer" by J. Patrick Lewis.

In J. Patrick Lewis's poem "Freedom Summer," James Chaney narrates the moment when he and two other volunteers were kidnapped and killed by the KKK.

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

"What are the effects of prejudice?" and "Why do people resist change?"

Ways to support your child: