Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-8)
The objective of this lesson is to examine the name of Perdu's shop and explore what the author is conveying about books and healing. Perdu has named his shop the Literary Apothecary. An apothecary was someone who created healing substances and is similar to today's pharmacist. Perdu uses the books in his shop to heal customers.
Class Discussion: What is Perdu's occupation? Why does he refuse to sell a woman a book? What do side effects have to do with Perdu refusing to sell the woman the book? Why does Perdu say that he sells books like medicine? How does Perdu know what a person's problem is and what the side effects are? What is transperception? How does that quality help Perdu prescribe books? How does Eric Lanson, a regular customer, describe Perdu's ability to diagnose? How does Perdu use books to liberate people? How...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Reading: Literature RL.9-10.10, 11-12.3, 11-12.10
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.3(d), 11-12.3(d)
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