Anywhere but Here Fun Activities

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Watch the Movie

ANYWHERE BUT HERE was produced as a film in 1999 starring Natalie Portman and Susan Sarandon. Obtain a DVD of the movie to watch and compare and contrast it to the book.


Research the music of pop music in America in the 1990s and create a CD to share with the class.

Write a Film Script

Write a movie script based on the novel.

Dinner with Mona Simpson

Imagine that you could have dinner with Mona Simpson and some of the characters from the novel. Where would you have it? Who would you invite? What would you eat? What would you talk about?

Write a Poem or Song

Write a poem or song about some aspect of the novel.

Mona Simpson's Laptop

Imagine that you could have a conversation with Simpson's laptop. What do you think it would say? What questions would...

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