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by Jessica McBirney

2017

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 Cotton Club" by Jessica McBirney.

In the informational text “The Cotton Club,” Jessica McBirney describes the popular club in Harlem where several African American entertainers performed and gained notoriety.

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

"How has America changed over time?" and "What are the effects of prejudice?"

Ways to support your child: