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by William Faulkner

1931

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 "That Evening Sun" by William Faulkner.

In “That Evening Sun,” a man must face the past as he remembers how, as a young boy, his white family failed to protect their frightened black washerwoman.

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

"How does fear drive action?", "What are the effects of following the crowd?", and "What is the importance of community?"

Ways to support your child: