8 edition of The loud silence of Francine Green found in the catalog.
In 1949, thirteen-year-old Francine goes to Catholic school in Los Angeles where she becomes best friends with a girl who questions authority and is frequently punished by the nuns, causing Francine to question her own values.
|Statement||by Karen Cushman.|
|LC Classifications||PZ7.C962 Lou 2006|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||2005029774|
Cushman has also written 19th-century historical fiction with books such as Rodzina and The Ballad of Lucy Whipple. Which do you think is more important: being approved of or being original? How does Francine think about Sister Basil at the beginning of the book? Gary Cooper, maybe. Although she wishes that life could just be simple again, like when she was younger, Francine discovers her own importance and voice as she struggles to make sense of life in her modern world - one she now must survive without Sophie. Is it unfair of Sister Basil to punish Sophie for asking questions?
What do you think about Dolores's guidance? The poor man is hounded, prevented from getting a job, and made utterly miserable. Montgomery Clift. What does Francine learn about friendship from other characters in the book? Let others get noticed and into trouble. What scares you about your world?
But she will not back down on her beliefs. Please review the types of cookies we use below. In what ways does her fear of trouble affect her choices? Boring books. Because I listened to the audio book, no suggested reading or resources are listed.
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For Cushman, the research process for this mid-century novel was somewhat different than her medieval works. Consider Francine's thoughts about nuns, the experiences of the The loud silence of Francine Green book, the girls in Francine's class, and Jacob Mandelbaum.
The magazine fell right open to a picture of Monty. Questions for Group Discussion Growing Up 1. What do you think about Dolores's guidance? Sophie can frustrate readers along with her The loud silence of Francine Green book, but she has the bravery to give voice to all the thoughts and questions that authorities do not want to hear.
Sophie moved away to avoid the watchful eye of the FBI investigating her father for being a communist sympathizer.
I thought that said something about what was important in the Green household. Readers discover with her the wider world, including frightening concerns about Communism and "the bomb," as she grows into womanhood as McCarthyism runs rampant and the Cold War begins. Easy to read but not a simple minded novel.
Is freedom of speech important? Good moral! Francine would rather lose herself in a book, or in daydreams about her favorite Hollywood stars, than risk attracting attention or getting in trouble. Does everyone have freedom of speech, and has everyone always had it?
Discuss the ways prejudice appears in this book. What choices does Francine make when other girls tease and exclude Sophie at recess? In what ways does her fear of trouble affect her choices? What does Francine think about how Sophie supports freedom of speech?
What does Francine learn about friendship from other characters in the book? Some things never change. Without these cookies, we can't provide services to you. Montgomery Clift.Aug 01, · In her latest work, The Loud Silence of Francine Green, Cushman tackles a new time period the midth century.
Her funny and poignant novel is sure to strike a chord with readers who remember the McCarthy era, as well as those who are reading about it for the first time. Francine certainly was not the only one who had a hard time trying to understand what was going on in the grown up world around her.
What is interesting is that though there are differences between the problems that Francine has to face and those a thirteen year old has to face today, some of Francine’s difficulties are very familiar indeed. Jun 30, · Any children’s book that talks about a girl getting her monthly period (as Francine does here) ends up getting banned in some podunk town somewhere.
“The Agony of Alice” does, after all, so maybe “The Loud Silence of Francine Green” will too.Jun 30, · Any children’s book that talks about a girl getting pdf monthly period (as Francine does here) ends up getting banned in some podunk town somewhere. “The Agony of Alice” does, after all, so maybe “The Loud Silence of Francine Green” will too.Download pdf 01, · In her latest work, The Loud Silence of Francine Green, Cushman tackles a new time period the midth century.
Her funny and poignant novel is sure to strike a chord with readers who remember the McCarthy era, as well as those who are reading about it for the first time.Francine Green doesn't speak up much, and who can blame ebook Her parents aren't interested in her opinions, the nuns at school punish girls who ask too many questions, and the House Committee on.