by Allison Keyes

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 Youngest of the Little Rock Nine Speaks Out About Holding onto History" by Allison Keyes .

In the informational text “The Youngest of the Little Rock Nine Speaks Out About Holding onto History,” Carlotta Walls LaNier discusses her experiences attending the formerly all-white Little Rock Central High School.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Honor & Courage, 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?", "How does a person overcome adversity?", and "What makes a hero?"

Ways to support your child: