Directions—Read The Red Leather Diary, by Lily Koppel. Write an essay that relates your response to it in terms of how you found aspects of Florence Wolfson’s life and times familiar or very different from your own experience. The most important things that I look for when evaluating a report like this are: 1) evidence of having read through the whole book; and 2) understanding of the book’s key points and meaningful responses to them. In general, you should be able to convey to me that you read, understood, and considered what the author had to say about Florence Wolfson’s life.
NO OUTSIDE SOURCES. ONLY USE THE BOOK THE RED LEATHER DIARY!!!!!!!!
? Everybody has to write this essay.
? The essay must be approximately 3+ pages in length (min. ca.1000 words), 12-point font, double-spaced.
? Cite specific information that you use. In this case, you can simply provide the page number in parentheses wherever you quote directly or refer to specific information from the book.
? Include your name, the course information, and the date submitted on the first page.
? Review the specific requirements for the topic and make sure you’ve attempted to address them.
Lily Koppel found Florence Wolfson’s diary compelling in part because she could relate to the experiences and reflections that Florence described, even though Koppel lived decades removed from the time when Florence was writing. Write an essay explaining what you recognized in Florence’s account of her life in the 1930s that you found familiar and what you found to be very different. How well does Koppel’s book demonstrate the value of learning about the past for living in the present?
NO OUTSIDE SOURCES. ONLY USE THE BOOK THE RED LEATHER DIARY