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The Gordon Parks Foundation
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Chappaqua, NY 10514
Selected by a committee of experienced & qualified librarians,
Learning Tree was chosen for its broad-based appeal
that could encourage & sustain spirited discussion.
THE LEARNING TREE
by Gordon Parks!
How it feels to be black in the white man's world...
Did you participate in the 2007 Kansas Reads Project? If so, thank you for taking
a moment to fill out our
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2007, Kansas Reads: The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks
encouraged Kansas adults to read, discuss and experience the same book. This annual project (a different book each year) is sponsored by the Kansas Center for the Book at the State Library and promoted by Kansas libraries, bookstores, and others.
Learn How Readers & Libraries Got Involved
"The Learning Tree is the most important book that my father wrote because it was a stepping stone for him personally and professionally. It allowed him to write about the experiences he lived growing up in Kansas in the 1920's and it led to
his directorial debut as a filmmaker. It is a great choice for the Kansas Center for the Book at the State Library of Kansas for its very first one-book project. "
-- David Parks (Gordon
Please use this site as resource for
both personal & classroom information
as you read and study the book. You will find a wealth of material
including study questions, classroom activities,
related graphics and much more!