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by Jimmy Santiago Baca

1990

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 "I Am Offering This Poem" by Jimmy Santiago Baca.

In this poem by American poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the speaker offers the only thing they have: this poem and their love.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Beauty & Happiness, Love, and Power & Greed as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How are we changed by love?", "Does money buy happiness?", and "How can we achieve happiness?"

Ways to support your child: