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by Nia Boulware

2021

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 "How to Ignore a House on Fire" by Nia Boulware.

A teenager, in the midst of a crisis, must make decisions for the well-being of their family.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Fate & Free Will, Growing Up, and Honor & Courage as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"Can we control our fate?", "What does it mean to be grown up?", and "What does it mean to be brave?"

Ways to support your child: