Monday, July 27, 2009
In the book "Our America", the community in which LeAlan and Lloyd lived in was a harsh reality. The Ida B. Wells projects, located on the south side of Chicago, was full of gang violence, 50% vacant, and consisted of people who were struggling to make ends meet. How can you relate to the community in "Our America". Do the people in your community share the same qualities as the people in LeAlan and Lloyd's community. Think about their ways of living, slang they used, the recordings the two boys made, or even the things they do to keep themselves occupied. Be specific.