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Amigo Brothers by Piri Thomas is a short story about two 17-year-old friends who’ve grown up together in New York City. They share a love of boxing and they are close like brothers. But what happens when they have to compete against each other?
Download a copy of the story from the column on the right.
Share this video adaptation to help students gain a better understanding of the movie. Can be shown to students before tackling the text to help them envision what will happen in the story, or shown after the text as a lead-in to a discussion analyzing what students imagined as they read and the choices the director made.
You can access the video directly on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/UG-aX56KEoY
Amigo Brothers Audio
Play the audio while students follow along to help them comprehend the text.
Amplify Student Voices Through Narrative and Argumentative Writing Projects
Looking for an interactive project that will foster student empathy, encourage activism, and build group collaboration skills as part of a writing project? Delve into highly-engaging spoken-word poetry, music videos, TED Talks, and an essay written by 17-year-old author Jordan Womack. This unit contains everything you need to guide students through reading and viewing modern literature covering social justice topics, responding to daily essential questions, planning and writing a culminating essay, video, presentation, or children’s book that encourages students to tell their stories and take a stand for others.