by NPR Staff 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 "Healing 'Brick City': A Newark Doctor Returns Home" by NPR Staff.

A physician who overcame a difficult upbringing meditates on the nature of his career and the relationship between medicine and public service.

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

"How does a person overcome adversity?", "What makes a hero?", and "What is the importance of community?"

Ways to support your child: