Everything you need to understand or teach Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin.
The story opens with David waiting in his apartment on the day Giovanni is scheduled to be executed. He reflects on how he discovered his own homosexuality and the various ways he tried to resist, including his relationship with Hella. His resistance broke down, at least partially, when he met Giovanni however, but his shame prevented him from falling fully in love.
David's mother died when he was very young—about five...
Giovanni's Room Lesson Plans contain 106 pages of teaching material, including: