The Sellout Fun Activities

Paul Beatty
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Race and Statistics

The narrator of The Sellout discusses the changes in the statistics of Dickens following his re-installment of segregation in the city. Conduct research on the statistics (mortality rates, divorce rates, etc.) on African American during a period of history between 1865 and today.

One of the many motifs in The Sellout is that of racism as demonstrated through films, books, cartoons, and other forms of popular entertainment. Develop a research project on one or more of the examples from the novel.

Character Letter

Write a letter from one person to another in the text. What would they write about?

Draw the Setting

Draw one of the descriptions of the setting in the text, or create a model or collage of the setting described.

Author Analysis

Read one of the author's other works and write a comparative paper discussing the similarities...

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