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by Amalia Hoffman


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 "Queen Esther and Me " by Amalia Hoffman .

In Amalia Hoffman’s essay “Queen Esther and Me,” Hoffman explores the origin and celebration of the Jewish holiday Purim.

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

"What is good and how do we know?", "What does it mean to be brave?", and "What makes a hero?"

Ways to support your child: