by Claude McKay 1922

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 "On Broadway" by Claude McKay.

Claude McKay was a civil rights activist and Jamaican American writer. In "On Broadway" (1922), a speaker longingly looks at a bright city scene from which he feels isolated.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of America and Loneliness & Isolation as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What makes America unique?" and "What does it mean to feel alone?"

Ways to support your child: