After concluding their unit and reading The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman written by world renowned Pointe Coupee native Ernest Gaines, Mrs. Silvio’s technical writing students were challenged to bring an aspect of the award-winning novel to life through their original, creative means. Students designed, constructed, and depicted scenes from this outstanding work of literature to share with their class.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ernest J. Gaines Center states “While his fictional world centers on a small rural place in south Louisiana, his address is to universal challenges, to human dignity of all peoples, no matter where they come from. His concerns are always with the capacity to confront oppression with dignity, to confront dissembling with triumph, and to replace the language of injustice with the transformative language of humane dialogue and social justice.”
Livonia High is committed to providing a safe learning environment where students achieve academic success and become productive contributors of a diverse community. For more information on the late Mr. Gaines and his abundance of contributions as well as awards, visit The Author | Ernest J. Gaines Center (louisiana.edu) .