by Barrett Smith


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 "Marley Dias: The 13-Year-Old Author Who Made a Difference" by Barrett Smith.

In the informational text "Marley Dias: The 13-Year-Old Author Who Made a Difference," Barrett Smith discusses the activism of a young girl who collects and donates books with black girls as the main characters. 

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

"How do people create change?" and "Why should we value our youth?"

Ways to support your child: