Jenn Mikelaitis
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Jenn Mikelaitis replied to Shauna Liverotti's discussion Epilogue: The Warmth of Other Suns in the group Book Club
"I agree with the reviewer that more concrete push and pull factors are not Wilkerson’s primary focus in Warmth, but I believe her intent was to tell the story of the Great Migration, not write another textbook.  In that she succeeded. I…"
May 17, 2012
Jenn Mikelaitis replied to Shauna Liverotti's discussion Part V: The Warmth of Other Suns in the group Book Club
"1. My thoughts here echo fellow posters – I find it hard to make a blanket statement.  Each migrant had to answer this question for themselves.  Though life in the north or west wasn’t the utopian vision perhaps they had hoped…"
May 17, 2012
Jenn Mikelaitis replied to Shauna Liverotti's discussion Part IV: The Warmth of Other Suns in the group Book Club
"1. I was actually a bit taken aback at the segregation Wilkerson describes through Harvey Clark’s story.  The protesting and resistance from law enforcement the Clarks experienced was surprising to me. Growing up in a small rural Florida…"
May 17, 2012
Jenn Mikelaitis replied to Shauna Liverotti's discussion Part III: The Warmth of Other Suns in the group Book Club
"1. I don't believe we have. I think in many ways it is politely buried deep beneath surface, only to some to see the light of public scrutiny when tragic events like the death of Trayvon Martin bring on the television cameras. My husband is in…"
Apr 2, 2012
Jenn Mikelaitis replied to Shauna Liverotti's discussion Part II:The Warmth of Other Suns in the group Book Club
"1. Each of the characters are captivating and I have thoroughly enjoyed following each in their journey.  If I am most intrigued by Pershing Foster’s story.  He lives a life of relative privilege, yet he is constantly faced with…"
Mar 5, 2012
Jenn Mikelaitis replied to Shauna Liverotti's discussion Part I: The Warmth of Other Suns in the group Book Club
"1. I recall first learning the term "The Great Migration"  in introductory USH courses in college, but it did not gain much meaning for me until an Urban History and Geography course I took in my junior year helped me truly see the…"
Feb 19, 2012
Jenn Mikelaitis joined Angela Cunningham's group
Feb 19, 2012
Jenn Mikelaitis is now a member of Social Studies Chat
Jan 30, 2012

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Florida Virtual School
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Social Studies Curriculum Specialist

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