“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud”–Maya Angelou

Speak. For some this book is just another book read in English class; for others it is a novel that strikes them to their core. It didn’t feel right to simply finish the unit with a traditional essay and move on with life. I created this site as a place for my students to share their voices about some very difficult topics that many face today.

They started by visiting the blogs of others, researching what makes a great blog, and then determining what the “rules” for the assignment would be. From the very beginning, this project has been theirs.