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Coming Summer of 2017: Halfling and adjunct curriculum for homeschoolers

As a librarian, I see many students who are home educated come in to the library as part of their schooling. I wrote Halfling for many reasons, but one was to help inspire youth who may wish to become writers or give voice to a child who is undergoing many of the same issues in their life as the main character, Remmi.

So, by mid-Summer 2017 we hope to release Halfling : The Curriculum for Homeschoolers.

Included will be lesson plans, assignments and external links to educate and inspire budding authors. We will look at dreams, the art of writing a creative story and character development.  Since Halfling is written as a fantasy novel but has many contemporary themes, there will be plenty of discussion points that tie in current events with the storyline.

If you are interested in being a “test pilot” for Halfling use the contact form below.

We are seeking ten (or so) homeschoolers to review the curriculum and help us to tweak it!

Thanks so much!

Book Club, Homeschool Curriculum

New: Halfling, Fantasy #YA Novel, Book Club Discussion Questions

I hope that you enjoyed reading Halfling. These questions are created to keep the conversation going about Remmi and her quests. Use the comment section below to add any questions or thoughts you may have, as well!

Questions to stimulate a book club conversation for the 
young adult novel, Halfling

QUESTIONS

  1. Remmi initially didn’t want to befriend Jenna because she was Penumbran, a race that oppressed her kind. Are there people you have known who you were initially hesitant to befriend because of race, religion, or other differences? Why?
  2. Halflings in Remmi’s world are not only mind-drained but forbidden to get an education. Can you think of any real-world examples, either historical or in our present day, where individuals have been denied this basic right? How does this make you feel?
  3. Remmi came to the defense of a drone that she later learned had been a murderer. A life sentence as a mind-drained drone was his punishment. Do you think such a punishment was fair? Can it be called “justice” if he doesn’t have any recollection of his crimes?
  4. What advice do you think Remmi would give her younger self?
  5. How would you compare Remmi from Halfling with the popular JK Rowling protagonist, Harry Potter?
  6.  Dreams are a huge part of the Halfling story.  What role do you believe dreams play in our lives, if any?
  7. Describe Halfling in three hashtags?  Describe Remmi in three hashtags?

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