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This resource provides teachers with a short biography of Alice Walker and is perfect for introducing a unit on her, or African American writers, or female writers. It works well as a homework assignment, independent work, or to place in your sub file.
The resource includes two reading passages about the author of, among many other works, The Color Purple - Alice Walker. The biographical texts form a brief sketch of her life from her birth in 1944 to the present day.
A page of questions (assessing comprehension as well as expressing opinions while citing evidence) is included as well as a short vocabulary assignment on each of the passage pages.
A full answer key is provided.