"The Tradition"; Introduction; Part I, Legacy: "Homegoing, AD"; "The Weight"; "Lonely in America"
• The following version of this book was used to create this Lesson Plan: Jesmyn Ward, ed. The Fire This Time. Scribner Books, 2017. Print.
• The collection of essays and poems begins with a dedication to "Trayvon Martin and the many other black men, women, and children who have died and been denied justice for these last four hundred years" (i).
• Prior to Jesmyn Ward's introduction, there is a poem included entitled "Tradition" by Jericho Brown.
• The poem uses the metaphor of gardening to look at how the expectations of young African-Americans are often at odds with the ugly reality of life as a black person in America.
• In her introduction, Jesmyn Ward first discusses the solace she sought and found in the community of Black Twitter after the murder of Trayvon Martin.
• Ward references the photo...
This section contains 14,739 words
(approx. 50 pages at 300 words per page)