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Fences (The Century Cycle #6)

by August Wilson

 The 1987 Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for DramaFrom August Wilson, author of The Piano Lesson and the 1984-85 Broadway season's best play, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, is another powerful, stunning dramatic work that has won him numerous critical acclaim...

 The 1987 Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama

From August Wilson, author of The Piano Lesson and the 1984-85 Broadway season's best play, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, is another powerful, stunning dramatic work that has won him numerous critical acclaim including the 1987 Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize. The protagonist of Fences (part of Wilson’s ten-part “Pittsburgh Cycle” plays), Troy Maxson, is a strong man, a hard man. He has had to be to survive.  Troy Maxson has gone through life in an America where to be proud and black is to face pressures that could crush a man, body and soul. But the1950s are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the 1960s... a spirit that is changing the world Troy Maxson has learned to deal with the only way he can...a spirit that is making him a stranger, angry and afraid, in a world he never knew and to a wife and son he understands less and less...

Suggested by Ms. Pierce (Lead Teacher/Language Arts Teacher)

Paperback - 101 pages - in En-U - $14.00
ISBN: 0452264014 (ISBN13: 9780452264014)
Published Jun 1, 1986 by Plume
First published 1986

requested by

Ms. Brown (English Teacher)

at Rosa Fort High School, Tunica, MS

Here since Aug 30, 2017

Open requests - 1 Books received - 15

I have been an educator in title one schools for approximately 12 years. I teach grades 6-12, but this year I have 10th grade. I hold a masters in curriculum and instruction and my next goal is to earn my degree in educational leadership. I have also only taught ELA the last 12 years.

why I requested this book

This book matters because it focus on living your dreams and not letting anyone take that away from you. It shows the tragedy and the common man. My students...

This book matters because it focus on living your dreams and not letting anyone take that away from you. It shows the tragedy and the common man. My students can relate to this story because we are in a high poverty area where often dreams are not realized or side tracked. I want my students to know that they can achieve the moon if they want it.

the class

My current classes are students who need reading! The students are 100% free lunch which indicates that we are in a high poverty area. The make up of my classes...

My current classes are students who need reading! The students are 100% free lunch which indicates that we are in a high poverty area. The make up of my classes are 100% African-American and 80% males in each class. They are thirsty for knowledge and need books to excel.