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1

Name one piece of wider reading

Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

2

Outline the story of Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

Tells the tale of a young girl struggling to find her identity and facing the reality of homosexuality - 7 years old living with her adopted family in a small run downtown

3

Name a second piece of wider reading

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

4

Explain the link for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

- Both gain independence and learn life lessons from their journey to find themselves
- must both overcome personal restrictions

5

Name a piece of wider reading by Maya Angelou

I know why the caged bird sings

6

Explain the link for I know why the caged bird sings

- confronts insidious effects of racism and segregation in USA at very young age
- explore unjust social realities and how they confine characters
- overcome challenges and shapes their character

7

Name a final piece of wider reading

The well of loneliness

8

Name the 5 wider reading novels

1. Rubyfruit Jungle
2. The Curious Incident...
3. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
4. The Well of Lonliness
5. Why be Happy When You Can be Normal

9

Outline the link for the well of lonliness

- lesbian protagonist fails to find love or understanding
- mother orders he to leave after finding out her sexuality
- both forced into situations they don't want to be in e.g. Exorcism and fancy parties feeling uncomfortable

10

Name a final piece of wider reading by Jeanette Winterson herself

Why be happy when you can be normal?

11

Outline the link of Why be happy when you can be normal

- a memoir telling the story of Wintersons abusive upbringing
- evicted at 16 for her homosexuality
- wasn't loved as deeply in real life as she was in Oranges
- Elise was written in as support that Jeanette didn't have in real life.