Little Boy Blue
Locate Eugene Field's poem, "Little Boy Blue", to learn more about the poem that Joel liked and had memorized over the Summer.
Locate Alfred Noyes' poem, "The Highwayman", to learn why Asa thought this was a better choice to recite at Show Night than Joel's choice of poem.
What Hearts Soundtrack
A big part of a person's story is the music that is popular during his/her lifetime. Do some research on music that was popular during Asa's childhood in the South in the late-20th century. If possible, create a CD of songs appropriate for the time period and share with the class as you discuss Asa's life.
Bruce Brooks' Laptop
Imagine that you could have a conversation with Bruce Brooks' laptop. What do you think it would say? What questions would you ask?
Dinner with Asa
Imagine that you invited Asa...
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