Everything you need to understand or teach Jazmin's Notebook by Nikki Grimes.
Jazmin's Notebook, by Nikki Grimes, is the story of a fourteen-year-old African American girl who lives with her sister CeCe, who is six years older than she is. Jazmin's parents divorced when she was very young. Her mother became depressed, spiraled into alcoholism and eventually suffered from a mental disorder that required extensive hospitalization. Their father could only take them in on a short-term basis. As a result, the girls were sent to live with relatives or were placed in foster homes at various times. There was other tragedy in the girls' young lives. Their father died in a car accident after lingering in a coma for several days.
When Jazmin was thirteen, she was living with her mother. Although her condition had improved for a brief time, she had another bad spell and Jazmin jumped at the chance to move out and live with her sister who...
Jazmin's Notebook Lesson Plans contain 99 pages of teaching material, including: