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by Ruth Spencer Johnson


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 "Rosa Refuses" by Ruth Spencer Johnson.

In Ruth Spencer Johnson’s “Rosa Refuses,” a black girl in Montgomery writes letters to her cousin about the Montgomery bus boycott.

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

"How has America changed over time?", "What is the importance of community?", "What are the effects of prejudice?", and "How do people create change?"

Ways to support your child: