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by Jacalyn McNamara


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 "Door to Freedom" by Jacalyn McNamara.

In the memoir “Door to Freedom,” Jacalyn Pauer describes her husband Pal’s experiences after the war in Hungary and how he got his immigration papers for America.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Honor & Courage, Resilience & Success, and War & Peace as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What does it mean to be brave?", "How does a person overcome adversity?", and "How are we changed by war?"

Ways to support your child: