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by Lynette Samuel

2021

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 Satchel" by Lynette Samuel.

When Kojo's grandmother tells him the story of the old satchel in which he carries his lunch, he learns to embrace his culture.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Identity, 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?", "What makes you who you are?", and "How does a person overcome adversity?"

Ways to support your child: