2008 FRANKLIN READS

RETURN HOME  FHS joins the Multnomah County Library's 2008 EVERYBODY READS --read with us! Talk with us!

RETURN TO FHS READS.

TALK ABOUT IT!

Discuss the book 4/16 lunch in Room 173 Does the "truth" controversy diminsh your experience of his story?

Click on 3/18/08 Village Voice article TIMESONLINE or  ABC NEWS and read more.


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Multnomah County Blog and respond to the weekly poll. Or check out the Franklin Word Blog and join our on line discussion answering one of our questions or asking one of your own.



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DRAW ABOUT IT ! 

Create A Cover: Submit your own cover art that reflects a powerful scene or main issues in the text. You must submit your 18 X 24 poster representation of the cover by 4/15 to library or room 267.  Winners will be announced on 4/18. 1st place wins a gift certificate to an art store.  See Neal Barbour in 267 to p/u paper and get details.

DOWNLOAD PROMOTIONAL FLYER  WE HAVE 100 COPIES IN THE FHS LIBRARY. COME GET ONE!

WHAT IF WE ALL READ THE SAME BOOK?

We are inviting all students, staff, parents, and community to read Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier during Franklin High’s third annual  FRANKLIN READS and Multnomah County Library’s sixth annual EVERYBODY READS! Beah’s memoir shares his story in Sierra Leone as one of the 300,000 child soldiers, hopped-up on drugs using AK-47’s in more than fifty conflicts around the world. *

“Children continue to be used as soldiers in wars all around the world; wars that are not of their making. . . . I have only put a human face to a very small part of a larger story. Therefore, it is my wish that people do not only stop at learning about my country, Sierra Leone, its culture and people before, during and after the war. But that people try to expose themselves to the world more and more through literature and other means. This would allow all of us to be able to see and understand our common humanity even in places where perhaps hope sometimes seems lost.”  --Ishmael Beah October 2007

Click on author's name to watch and listen!

 

* THIS BOOK (AS IN WAR) CONTAINS GRAPHIC  & DISTURBING SCENES. 



 “Beah did some horrible things. He lost his humanity and somehow regained it. I can't express how powerfully his words impacted me. He comes from a different world than anything I have known. Reading A Long Way Gone is sure to be a great experience.”—

Lucas Van Meter, Franklin Senior.