A complete set of supplemental texts to support the novel study of “Trouble Don't Last" by Shelley Pearsall!
Planning on reading "Trouble Don't Last" with your class? These texts are a great way to add meaningful and thoughtful discussion to your class by exploring topics and themes present in the novel through close reading or text study.
Texts can be read throughout the novel reading to allow students to access:
o Content Topic: Engaging with history – The Underground Railroad & American Civil War
“Where there is power, there is resistance”– Michael Focault.
While power and oppression lead to resistance, resistance itself is an act of inherent power and an expression of dignity.
“You always walk as if you have the perfect right to so...You slave or free? Walk like it.”–The River man, Trouble Don’t Last
o Essential Question: How do oppressed people retain and assert their dignity?
- 4 non-fiction articles from contemporary publications
- 2 poems
- 2 fictional texts
AND FIVE BONUS TEXTS!