Lesson 1 (from “Intake” and Prologue)
No Matter How Loud I Shout is a nonfiction book by American author and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Edward Humes. The book takes an in-depth look at the juvenile justice system in the United States and principally in Los Angeles County, where Humes spent a year working as a counselor and writing teacher for a number of juvenile delinquents. Objectives for this lesson include researching author Edward Humes, and reading and discussing the opening “Author’s Note.”
Research Activity: Take time in class to conduct research on author and journalist Edward Humes. For what work did Humes receive the Pulitzer Prize? What are common subjects and themes in Humes’s works? What genre does the author principally work within?
Class Activity: As a class, read aloud the “Author’s Note” in the opening of the book. Using the information revealed in this section, ask students...
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