The Wednesday Wars Setting & Symbolism

Gary Schmidt
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Camillo Junior High

Camillo Junior High is where much of the book takes place and is where Holling Hoodhood goes to school.

Temple Beth-El

Temple Beth-El is the Jewish temple where half the class goes each Wednesday and Sunday for religious services.

Saint Adelbert's

Saint Adelbert's church is a religious institution where half Holling's class goes each Wednesday and Sunday for Catholic religious instruction.

Shakespeare's Plays

Shakespeare's plays are the plays Mrs. Baker teaches to Holling Hoodhood on Wednesday afternoons. They cover Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, and several other plays.

Catholic Relief Agency

The Catholic Relief Agency is the group that brought Mai Thi from Vietnam to live in the United States. It is assumed in the novel that her parents died in the war.

Long Island Shakespeare's Holiday Extravaganza

The Long Island Shakespeare's Holiday Extravaganza is the production in which Holling plays Ariel, the fairy.

Vietnam War

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