Alice Walker (Writers Who Changed the World)

Alice Walker (Writers Who Changed the World)

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Item #: 083152
ISBN: 9781534565814
Grades: 5-9

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Alice Walker is a pioneering writer whose works have exposed the discrimination faced by many minority groups. Her works have highlighted the prejudice and oppression experienced by many African Americans. She is famous for writing The Color Purple which started a debate about the treatment of African American women. ~Amber

Publisher Description:

Alice Walker's The Color Purple was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and is considered one of the most influential works of modern African American fiction. Readers discover the lasting impact of this novel and Walker's other works as they explore this captivating guide to the life of a literary giant. Historical and biographical context is presented through informative main text, engaging sidebars, and design elements that include timelines and primary source images. Readers are then able to use this context to analyze Walker's work, which is introduced to them in an accessible way that strengthens essential language arts skills.
Category Description for Writers Who Changed the World:

Great writers don't just write about the world around them; they change it. The power of the pen is clearly presented through this in-depth exploration of the lives and masterpieces of some of history's most influential writers, from Charles Dickens to Anne Frank. This exciting look at literary history includes timelines, graphic organizers, and a vibrant design that features both historical and contemporary images. It can serve as an engaging supplement to the study of great works of literature such as Pride and Prejudice and Of Mice and Men. This set is also a fun independent reading experience for literature lovers. Features include: Guided analysis of each writer's most famous works to help readers develop the ability to closely read and analyze informational texts. Historical context that encourages readers to understand the link between history and literature. This content supports common social studies curriculum topics, such as the Industrial Revolution and the civil rights movement. Biographical information inspires readers to think critically about how writers shape their message to influence their audience. Each softbound volume in the series contains 54 pages. ~Amber

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