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Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a futuristic, seemingly ideal society. However, he discovers this world is far from perfect after being given his lifetime assignment as the Receiver of Memory.
Use this guide to the dystopian novel The Giver to help students unravel its complex questions about the relationship between memories, identity, and the future.
In a small town, a mysterious stranger erects a gallows in the center of town and executes citizens one by one. Who will speak up for the last survivor?
Explore bystander behavior and the challenges of speaking up with Maurice Ogden's poem “The Hangman.”
Author Azar Nafisi discusses the roles of literature and imagination in both repressive states and democracies.
A dying Nazi begs absolution from a young Jewish man. Does the Jew have a moral obligation to forgive him?
Six-year-old Scout is forced to face a new, frightening side of her rural southern town when her attorney father defends a black man accused of raping a white woman.
This 1962 film version of Harper Lee’s classic novel retells the story of Atticus Finch and his defense of a black man charged with rape in a racially divided small southern town.
Read poet Shane Koyczan's powerful spoken word poem about bullying, “To This Day."
Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri reflects on the difficulties of balancing her dual identities.
Jonathan Rodríguez reflects on his name through poetry. How does his name “place him in the world”? How is it a mask, shield, or container?
Consider the opportunities and challenges that arise when we encounter strangers.