"On Wednesday afternoons from now on, we will be reading Shakespeare together."
"I never knew a building could hold so much inside."
"Right here, Holling, is the true beginning of the end of slavery."
This is my introduction slide.
Mrs. Baker first introduces Holling to Shakespeare, together they readThe Merchant of Venice. From Skakespeare, Holling is able to learn many important lessons that relate to him, and apply them to his future.
In this scene, Mrs. Baker takes Holling around the town to look at historical buildings. This opens up Holling's eyes and the realizes that there is a story behind everything and that the world is so much bigger than he is.
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
In this scene, Holling helps Heather return home from Minneapolis. He cashes in his savings bond and sends her money. He then drives to the airport and shares a grilled cheese with her. They rekindle their relationship and area able to confide in one another.
In this scene, Holling and his father are discussing Danny Hupfer's bar mitzvah, which soon turns into an argument about choosing your own future and how you truly become a man.
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt is a coming of age story about Holling Hoodhood and how he matures throughout the school year.