That Was Then, This Is Now Discussion Questions

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The Vietnam War influenced the lives of many young American men who were called upon to fight in a war in which many did not believe. Research the political and social climate in America during this time period and write a journal entry from the point of view of a young man who has just been drafted.

Hinton was a teenager when she published her first young adult novel, which she hoped would resonate with other teens who had similar experiences. Write a one-page synopsis for a young adult novel based on observations you have made about your high school or other teenage experiences.

Although the majority of reviewers credit Hinton with creating realistic tales, some maintain that teen life in the 1960s, even in gangs, was not as bad as the author's depictions. Research gangs and gang life during the 1960s and discuss how the...

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