When I taught High School English in Juneau, I depended on study guides to support the various books we read. They saved me a lot of work and gave my curriculum a backbone. I could always adjust the guides to fit my classroom’s needs, but the basics were there if I needed them. After I wrote Fighter in Velvet Gloves, I knew teachers would need a study guide.

It took a while to develop but I wanted it to be thorough and accurate and really helpful for teachers. That’s why I’m so excited for this announcement.

University of Alaska Press to release Study Guide for Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich¬†on February 15, 2021, just in time for Alaska’s Elizabeth Peratrovich Day on February 16.

The extensive Study Guide is longer than the book! Educator Rebecca Stenson helped align it with the National Common Core State Standards and the Alaska State Standards for English Language Arts, as well as the Alaska State Standards for Culturally Responsive Schools.

The Guide contains thoughtful questions for each chapter including questions for personal reflection, short answers, and critical thinking. Maps with Tlingit place names, vocabulary, and a thorough teacher’s response section rounds out this ‘must have’ resource for every classroom.

To pre-order go to Amazon.com and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.


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