Social Justice Activities:
- Explore what is needed for all people to experience a sense of belonging. Empower students to recognize injustice and create action plans to address it, like Milo does. Create plans to develop a sense of belonging for all families and community members who visit your classroom or school.
- Using either digital or paper resources, students can create their own museum to share information about their identities and values. Use this activity to foster trust and build relationships in your classroom.
Character Analysis: Track Milo's words and actions. When she says she feels funny, what does that mean? Connect for students that, "funny feelings," are valid even when they don't know what they mean.
Problem/Solution: Analyze Milo's solution to the problem. Highlight her ability to recognize injustice and to do something about it. Teach about systemic racism and brainstorm additional solutions that Milo can try that will cause systemic change.
- Fiction, All Ages
- Perspectives: Black American
- Author's stated heritage: Black
- Subject Integration: Art, SEL