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by Ruth Spencer Johnson

2008

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: