by Zora Neale Hurston 1926

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 "Sweat" by Zora Neale Hurston.

In the short story "Sweat," a working woman tormented by her husband loses her patience.

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

"How do we define the roles of men and women?", "Is revenge ever justified?", and "Why do people do bad things?"

Ways to support your child: