Have you ever been in a store
and someone thought you stole something? Have you ever been hit by
someone you didn't know very well? Have you ever been treated badly
because you look different from others? Do you see prejudice today
in your everyday lives. Francie certainly did growing up in Noble,
Alabama before Civil Rights. She's a very smart girl who wants a
better life. She tries to help Jesse after he is accused of a crime.
In doing that she endangers her family and friends. To find out what
happens to Francie and Jesse you will have to read "Francie" by Karen English.
Womack, graduate student, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ask participants is they have
ever run away from home before. How did they survive? How far
did they get? Where did they go? After this discussion, talk
about prejudices and ask for examples. Has anyone ever encountered
anyone who had prejudices and what did he or she do to prevent it?
After questioning, introduce this book and relate to them that the topics
that were talked about are the main parts of this book. ("Naomi Bates"