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by Lolly Bowean


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 Unspoken History Behind a Surname" by Lolly Bowean.

In the essay “The Unspoken History Behind a Surname,” Lolly Bowean discusses the origins of her surname and the roots of African American surnames in slavery.

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

"What are the effects of prejudice?" and "What makes you who you are?"

Ways to support your child: