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This week in class, we’re reading "We Wear the Mask" by Paul Laurence Dunbar.
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) was an influential African American poet, the son of freed slaves, and friend of Frederick Douglass. In “We Wear the Mask,” Dunbar introduces the idea of hiding behind a metaphorical mask.
"What are the effects of prejudice?" and "How does a person overcome adversity?"
Ways to support your child: