My students need a class set of Mississippi Trial-1955 by Chris Crowe.
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One of the challenges I have found while teaching Social Studies to middle-schoolers in Queens is making history "real" for my students. One effective way I have found to do so is by assigning my students historical fiction novels.
My students love to listen and read out loud along with their classmates.
In fact, they give up their lunch period for the opportunity to read while they eat.
The book club consists of up to 25 responsible and motivated students. In a crowded middle school where the average class size is larger, reading with a small group of friends is a treat for the students.
In the spring, we will be studying the Civil Rights Era. To supplement the curriculum, I would like my "Lunchtime Book Club" to read "Mississippi Trial 1955" by Chris Crowe. Set in the Jim Crow Era, this award-winning book vividly describes the story of Emmit Till through the eyes of a young boy.
This novel will add a unique perspective that can not be found in any textbook or document.
The Civil Rights Movement's victories against racism and intolerance can never be understated. Chris Crowe's historical fiction novel allows his readers to explore this moment in American history from a young adult's point of view.
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