My Life after Hate

My Life after Hate

by Arno Michaelis IV, Julie Sanders

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My Life after Hate by Arno Michaelis IV, Julie Sanders

A former racist skinhead examines aspects of his past: Where did the hate begin? How did a teenaged alcoholic become a central figure in the white power movement of the late 80s and early 90s? What happened to bring about his drastic change of mind and heart? With a collection of reflective essays, disturbing flashbacks, and an interview, My Life After Hate scrubs scabs off the festering wound of racism, then soothes with the essential wisdom of forgiveness and compassion.

The Teacher's Edition of My Life After Hate, developed in the classroom by special education teacher Julie Sanders, engages at-risk students and challenges them to take responsibility for their actions. Using discussion and writing prompts that follow Common Core College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards, My Life After Hate: Teacher's Edition combines character and literacy development to produce a curriculum capable of changing the course of human lives.

"Although their particular life experiences may differ from Arno's, many young readers will discover their own feelings reflected in his memories. Arno's honest discussion of his past can lead the way for readers to reconsider how they are living in the present and who they want to become in the future. The writing prompts and other pedagogical devices included in this teachers' edition empower both students and educators to use Arno's story to impact their own lives and the lives of others in their communities."
~Jody M. Roy, Ph.D., Professor of Communication, Ripon College; 2005 Carnegie/CASE Wisconsin Professor of the Year; 2004 National Speakers Association Jeanne Robertson Award for Professor of the Year; author, Love to Hate: America's Obsession with Hatred and Violence; co-author, Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead: The Frank Meeink Story

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983129066
Publisher: Life After Hate
Publication date: 01/08/2013
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

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