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Freedom School, Yes!

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Amy Littlesugar
Date of Publication:
Grade Level: 5th    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Aug. 2001

Synopsis: In this triumphant story based on the 1964 Mississippi Freedom School Summer Project, Amy Littlesugar and Floyd Cooper come together to celebrate the strength of a people, and the bravery of one young girl who didn't let being scared get in her way.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Re-write the story from Annie's point of view. What would you have done?
•  Make an open-book cutout placemat, and in it draw or write what you would say to the people who threw the brick or burned the church if you had the chance.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!