Everything you need to understand or teach Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned by Walter Mosley.
The book weaves fourteen stories together about the life of Socrates Fortlow. The stories cover important moral issues; such as, responsibility, loyalty, friendship, manhood, violence and racism.
Socrates Fortlow is a black man, who has spent twenty-seven years in an Indiana state prison for a violent crime he committed. He has been out of prison for eight years and is now living in a two-room apartment in the impoverished Watts area in Los Angeles, California.
Socrates is full of anger, when he is first released from prison. He leaves Indiana for three reasons. One reason is that he wants to live the city life, rather than the rural life he grew up living. The second reason is that he has spent the past twenty-seven years in a cold and drafty prison and now he wants warmth. The third reason is that he wishes to be somewhere that nobody...
Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned Lesson Plans contain 165 pages of teaching material, including: