People of the Book Fun Activities

Geraldine Brooks
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History of Sarajevo

Much of the action in People of the Book is centered in Sarajevo. Develop a presentation examining the political history of Sarajevo and discuss how this history is explored in the novel.

News Clipping

Look in your local newspaper or archives for an article involving some aspect of the novel and bring it to class. You will present it in front of the class and explain how it relates to the novel.

Character Obituary

Write an obituary for one of the characters in the novel (whether or not the character dies in the story). How would this character be remembered?

Character Rendering

Draw your interpretation of a character from the novel. Artistic ability is not important, but your drawings must reflect the narrator’s description to some extent.

Cast a Film

Imagine you are a casting director for a film adaptation of People of the...

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