1. Did you enjoy reading Barry’s essay? What did you notice about the way her essay is written?
2. Although Barry’s essay is a narrative, it also sends a political message, as it was written for the op-ed section of The New York Times. What is the political message that the Barry sends with this essay? Please include a quote with your answer.
3. In her essay, Barry writes about the impact a teacher had on
her life. Is there a teacher that had an impact (either positive or
negative) on your life?