Most of us are curious about our beginnings, but the student authors of Truth That Lies Behind a Face went a step further by asking how their origins have shaped who they are today. From Harlem, to Guinea, to a Brooklyn shelter, to the Dominican Republic, these reflective and moving autobiographical pieces frame student identity in new ways.
USING THIS PUBLICATION IN THE CLASSROOM
We invite you to use this book as inspiration for students as they map their lives and origins. Who will they celebrate from their family tree? What stories are told over and over at home? How have they made it to where they are now? Ask students to learn the art of synopsis alongside a storyline structure, inviting their audience to see how the past informs present experience. Personal histories are powerful learning opportunities for students and as they discover the past, with its many achievements and complexities, they form pathways to understand current events.
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