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by I.M. Desta


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 "Sweet, Difficult Sounds" by I.M. Desta.

In "Sweet Difficult Sounds," a young girl who immigrated to America from Zimbabwe struggles with confidence as she adjusts to her new school environment.

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

"What does it mean to feel alone?", "How does a person overcome adversity?", and "How does fear drive action?"

Ways to support your child: