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English Language Arts

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Graciela Limón

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Graciela Limón visits students in San Bernardino, California, and discusses her book, Erased Faces. She explains her writing process and inspiration for the novel, which is based on the 1994 uprising of the indigenous peoples of Chiapas, Mexico. Limón describes the oppression of women in rural Southern Mexico and the mission of the female participants of the Zapatista movement. She explains, "the women had a big invested voice in saying, 'Look, we're human beings.'" She encourages the students to be sensitive to injustice and asks them, "In what other ways is this happening? Look around yourself to see if this is happening with anybody I know?"

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Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.10 By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9–10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 9–10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.10 By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.


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