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This book matters because it focus on living your dreams and not letting anyone take that away from you. It shows the tragedy and the common man. My students can relate to this story because we are in a high poverty area where often dreams are not realized or side tracked. I want my students to know that they can achieve the moon if they want it.
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Fences (The Century Cycle #6)

by August Wilson

 The 1987 Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for DramaFrom August Wilson, author of The Piano Lesson and the 1984-85 Broadway season's best play, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, is another powerful, stunning dramatic work that has won him numerous critical acclaim...

 The 1987 Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama

From August Wilson, author of The Piano Lesson and the 1984-85 Broadway season's best play, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, is another powerful, stunning dramatic work that has won him numerous critical acclaim including the 1987 Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize. The protagonist of Fences (part of Wilson’s ten-part “Pittsburgh Cycle” plays), Troy Maxson, is a strong man, a hard man. He has had to be to survive.  Troy Maxson has gone through life in an America where to be proud and black is to face pressures that could crush a man, body and soul. But the1950s are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the 1960s... a spirit that is changing the world Troy Maxson has learned to deal with the only way he can...a spirit that is making him a stranger, angry and afraid, in a world he never knew and to a wife and son he understands less and less...

Suggested by Ms. Pierce (Lead Teacher/Language Arts Teacher)

Paperback - 101 pages - in En-U - $14.00
ISBN: 0452264014 (ISBN13: 9780452264014)
Published Jun 1, 1986 by Plume
First published 1986

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