Research your own family tree
Russell has done extensive research to piece together his childhood. Research your own family tree and share some fun facts with the class!
Make a map of Russell's various childhood homes
Russell moves around a lot as a child. Make a visual representation of his childhood homes to be present to the class.
Compare and Contrast another book by Russell Baker
What else has Russell Baker written? Choose one other work, or an excerpt of the work, and compare it to Growing Up. Write a brief compare and contrast essay for the teacher and present your findings to the class.
Make a visual representation of Russell's family tree
Draw, paint, or design a visual representation of Russell's family tree. Write a brief explanation of your work and be prepared to present it to the class.
Russell describes Mimi's outfit in detail...
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