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Great Stories Club

"Empathy: The Cost of Switching Sides"

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"Empathy" Reading list (* denotes core text, which will be covered in the project orientation workshop):

  • Flight*, Sherman Alexie (Read ALA's statement about the use of "Flight" for this project.)
  • Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation*, Octavia Butler, Damian Duffy, John Jennings
  • All American Boys*, Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
  • Stuck in Neutral, Terry Trueman
  • March: Book Three, John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell

Timeline for NEH-funded grants:

  • Applications accepted online May 7—July 9, 2018
  • Grant notification: July 20, 2018
  • Programming Term: September 2018—August 2019
  • Workshop for grantees: September 6—7, 2018 in Chicago, IL
  • Online final report due: September 30, 2019 or within 30 days of final program

Essay on “Empathy: The Cost of Switching Sides " written by Anna Mae Duane, Associate Professor of English at the University of Connecticut

Sample discussion questions for series books written by Anna Mae Duane

#MeToo discussion questions and activities for Flight

Related reading list, prepared by national project advisor Ally Dowds

MARCH virtual event with Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell

Supplemental activity ideas, prepared by Anna Mae Duane and Ally Dowds

Certificate of achievement (for GSC participants)

Certificate of appreciation (for GSC partners and supporters)

GSC Reader Survey (Word, PDF)

GSC Reader Survey Administration Instructions (PDF)

Promotional materials

Resources from the Workshop

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