There There Summary
Tommy Orange

Everything you need to understand or teach There There by Tommy Orange.

  • There There Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 There There Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
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There There Overview

There There, a novel by Tommy Orange, follows a Native American community in Oakland. The community members' lives become increasingly intertwined as the day of the Big Oakland Powwow approaches, with all its promise of belonging—and of tragedy. An essay-style prologue and interlude provide trenchant cultural criticism and historical perspective on the embattled community. There There provides a rich and nuanced portrait by exploring various themes, including identity, heritage, systemic oppression, mental health, modernity, history, and storytelling.

Lesson Plan

There There Lesson Plans contain 148 pages of teaching material, including: