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by J. Patrick Lewis


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 "The Child" by J. Patrick Lewis.

In J. Patrick Lewis' poem "The Child," a speaker describes the childhood experiences of the Civil Rights activist Sylvia Mendez.

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

"What are the effects of prejudice?" and "How does a person overcome adversity?"

Ways to support your child: