Lesson 1 (from Prologue, Baby Book, Hair)
Prologue, Baby Book, Hair
At first glance, the book appears to be a collection of assorted scenes, almost like a scrapbook, yet the chapters unfold as if they were part of a novel. The objective of this lesson is to read the Prologue and the first two chapters and determine how the author is going to establish the storyline through her use of disconnected scenes that move forward like looking at a scrapbook to write her biography.
1. Class Discussion: How is this story told? What style is the author using to tell the story? Who's story is this? How is the author connecting scenes from a scrapbook to make a story? What kind of book is this? Describe the town. Why were there always three hundred people? How was the town removed from the 1960s and 1970s, according to the author? Do you think the...
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