The Problem We All Live With








The painting, as you can read in the little history that is given, portrays a real event: Ruby Bridges, an African-American student being escorted to an all-white school.

Analyze the actual picture and what is going on in the painting.

While the photographer reports on the actual event, the painter comments about an interpretation of it.

  1. What might the artist of the painting be saying that the photographer isn’t?
  2. Now compare the two pictures to what is portrayed in TKAM.
  3. How are they similar in plot, character, setting and theme?
  4. Make a new document called The Problem We All Live With and link it to the unit four page. Write a few paragraphs that compare the literature to the images. Use the discussions held in class as the content and when using quotes, cite sources.

This video may help you get some ideas:

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