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1 The Wednesday Letters By Becca Beaudoin

2 Jason F. Wright His 2007 novel, The Wednesday Letters, reached #6 on The New York Times bestseller list. His 2007 novel, The Wednesday Letters, reached #6 on The New York Times bestseller list.The New York TimesThe New York Times Born February 1, 1971 in Florissant, Missouri Born February 1, 1971 in Florissant, Missouri March 2, 2010, Jason released The Cross Gardener, his first hardcover novel with Penguin. March 2, 2010, Jason released The Cross Gardener, his first hardcover novel with Penguin. Jason also works as a political and public policy consultant and is the founder of PoliticalDerby.com Jason also works as a political and public policy consultant and is the founder of PoliticalDerby.com PoliticalDerby.com

3 Protagonist The protagonist is this book is Malcolm. He is a hero because he triumphs over a lot of hardships in his life. He is there for his family and shows great qualities including forgiving others The protagonist is this book is Malcolm. He is a hero because he triumphs over a lot of hardships in his life. He is there for his family and shows great qualities including forgiving others

4 Antagonist Nathan is the antagonist in this book because he does a lot of hurtful things to a lot of people. He frames Malcolm into a crime and shows little sympathy in the death of the Coopers. Nathan is the antagonist in this book because he does a lot of hurtful things to a lot of people. He frames Malcolm into a crime and shows little sympathy in the death of the Coopers.

5 Favorite Character My favorite character is Malcolm because he overcomes a lot in his life and is a forgiving person. He was a fun character to want to relate to. My favorite character is Malcolm because he overcomes a lot in his life and is a forgiving person. He was a fun character to want to relate to.

6 Least Favorite Character My least favorite character in this book is Malcolm’s attorney, Nathan. I don’t like him because he gets into other people’s business and he framed Malcolm for a crime he did not commit. My least favorite character in this book is Malcolm’s attorney, Nathan. I don’t like him because he gets into other people’s business and he framed Malcolm for a crime he did not commit.

7 Exposition Jack and Laurel Cooper die in each other’s arms in their bed. This reunites their three children to come together for the funeral Jack and Laurel Cooper die in each other’s arms in their bed. This reunites their three children to come together for the funeral

8 Rising Action The kids find letters that their dad wrote to their mom. He wrote her every single Wednesday from the day that they were married. While reading the thousands of letters, they discover many family secrets and are brought together with a life- changing moment of truth. The kids find letters that their dad wrote to their mom. He wrote her every single Wednesday from the day that they were married. While reading the thousands of letters, they discover many family secrets and are brought together with a life- changing moment of truth.

9 Climax The Children read many shocking and disturbing things, and to go along with this topic, they find out that their mother was raped and did not tell anyone about it. Malcolm finds out that Jack is not his real dad. Malcolm blames his older brother for lying to him. There is much contention. The Children read many shocking and disturbing things, and to go along with this topic, they find out that their mother was raped and did not tell anyone about it. Malcolm finds out that Jack is not his real dad. Malcolm blames his older brother for lying to him. There is much contention.

10 Falling Action The funeral is held and things are sorted out about the rape. Malcolm finds out who raped his mother, Pastor Doug White. Surprisingly, Malcolm handles the news well and the children are united again. The funeral is held and things are sorted out about the rape. Malcolm finds out who raped his mother, Pastor Doug White. Surprisingly, Malcolm handles the news well and the children are united again.

11 Resolution Malcolm pulls his life together. He gets married and has a son. He starts his own thing with his wife with writing her letters. Malcolm pulls his life together. He gets married and has a son. He starts his own thing with his wife with writing her letters.

12 Setting The Domus Jefferson – The home of Jefferson (a B&B) rested in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia The Domus Jefferson – The home of Jefferson (a B&B) rested in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia

13 Themes betrayal and pain betrayal and pain healing and forgiveness healing and forgiveness rebirth and change rebirth and change love and commitment love and commitment forgiveness and redemption forgiveness and redemption

14 Book Rating Wednesday Letters, reached #6 on The New York Times bestseller list. Wednesday Letters, reached #6 on The New York Times bestseller list.The New York TimesThe New York Times

15 Social Issue: Rape http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7uCol RBaag http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7uCol RBaag http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7uCol RBaag http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7uCol RBaag

16 Lyrics "Haunted" Long lost words whisper slowly to me Still can't find what keeps me here When all this time I've been so hollow inside I know you're still there Watching me, wanting me I can feel you pull me down Fearing you, loving you I won't let you pull me down Hunting you, I can smell you - alive Your heart pounding in my head Watching me, wanting me I can feel you pull me down Saving me, raping me, watching me Watching me, wanting me I can feel you pull me down Fearing you... loving you I won't let you pull me down "Haunted" Long lost words whisper slowly to me Still can't find what keeps me here When all this time I've been so hollow inside I know you're still there Watching me, wanting me I can feel you pull me down Fearing you, loving you I won't let you pull me down Hunting you, I can smell you - alive Your heart pounding in my head Watching me, wanting me I can feel you pull me down Saving me, raping me, watching me Watching me, wanting me I can feel you pull me down Fearing you... loving you I won't let you pull me down http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/evanescence/haunted.html

17 Poem Rape.....loss of innocence Rape.....didn't have a choice Rape.....Nobody heard my voice Rape.....memory of the past Rape.....hope it crosses my mind erases out of my memory so i don't have to remember the past i wish she didn't tell me to go so I would still have it my innocence i mean I used to be so clean now i'm violated, unclean and dirty and the guilt is killing me even though its not my fault i feel as though it is when she told me to go i could have refused and ran I could have dropped the stuff at the door and ran.....but no.....i chose to go in and he accomplished his mission what he set out to do i was only 5 years old.....he was 18 i hated every minute of it I closed my eyes and imagined I was invisible but he took all the invisibility inside of me and i still remember the day the scene keeps playing in my head like a movie Rape.....didn't have a choice Rape.....nobody heard my voice. Funmi Esuruoso Rape.....loss of innocence Rape.....didn't have a choice Rape.....Nobody heard my voice Rape.....memory of the past Rape.....hope it crosses my mind erases out of my memory so i don't have to remember the past i wish she didn't tell me to go so I would still have it my innocence i mean I used to be so clean now i'm violated, unclean and dirty and the guilt is killing me even though its not my fault i feel as though it is when she told me to go i could have refused and ran I could have dropped the stuff at the door and ran.....but no.....i chose to go in and he accomplished his mission what he set out to do i was only 5 years old.....he was 18 i hated every minute of it I closed my eyes and imagined I was invisible but he took all the invisibility inside of me and i still remember the day the scene keeps playing in my head like a movie Rape.....didn't have a choice Rape.....nobody heard my voice. Funmi Esuruosomission http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/rape-13/

18 Broadcast http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/ 1288089 http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/ 1288089 http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/ 1288089 http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/ 1288089

19 Local News Salt Lake City man charged with rape of child By Abigail Shaha Deseret News Published: Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 8:17 p.m. MST SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake City man accused of sexually abusing a girl for nine years was charged Friday with seven first-degree felonies, including rape of a child and sodomy on a child. The abuse reportedly began when the girl was 7 years old in April 2001, continuing through January 2010. The girl said 36-year-old Jose Manuel Gadea sexually violated her in numerous ways and forced her to touch him inappropriately on a daily basis for years. Gadea is charged with four counts of sex abuse of a child, two counts of sodomy on a child, two counts of forcible sodomy, one count of rape and one count of rape of a child. — Abigail Shaha http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700009233/Sa lt-Lake-City-man-charged-with-rape-of-child.html

20 Introduction to Rape What: Rape is the crime of forcing another person to submit to sexual intercourse. What: Rape is the crime of forcing another person to submit to sexual intercourse. Why: People rape not for the sexual desire, but for the feeling of ultimate control Why: People rape not for the sexual desire, but for the feeling of ultimate control Who: Rape occurs with a friend, date, or trusted adult 93% of the time Who: Rape occurs with a friend, date, or trusted adult 93% of the time When and Where: Rapes can occur at anytime and in any place, but most likely to occur at the victims home or nearby between 6 pm and midnight. When and Where: Rapes can occur at anytime and in any place, but most likely to occur at the victims home or nearby between 6 pm and midnight. Amy Bellows, Coping with Acquaintance Rape

21 Who is to Blame? “I shouldn’t have been drunk” “I shouldn’t have been drunk” “I should have gone home with a friend” “I should have gone home with a friend” “I shouldn’t have worn that mini-skirt” “I shouldn’t have worn that mini-skirt” “No one asks for rape! Rape is not the victims fault. She cannot spot a rapist from a crowd of men. No one has the right to violate your body.” What do you think? Amy Bellows, Coping with Acquaintance Rape

22 How to Reduce Your Risk 1. Communicate directly 2. STAY SOBER 3. Stay in a group 4. Develop a safety plan 5. Help your friends 6. Trust your institution 7. Believe in yourself Cassandra Worrell, Understanding and Surviving Rape

23 Shocking Statistics More than 50% of all rapes were reported by victims to have occurred one mile of their home or at their home More than 50% of all rapes were reported by victims to have occurred one mile of their home or at their home 43% of rapes occur between 6:00pm and midnight 43% of rapes occur between 6:00pm and midnight 1 out of 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime 1 out of 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime 15% of sexual assault and rape victims are under age 12 15% of sexual assault and rape victims are under age 12 About 3,204 pregnancies occurred in 04-05 resulting from rape About 3,204 pregnancies occurred in 04-05 resulting from rape www.rainn.org

24 The Victims Psychologically Psychologically Physically Physically Emotionally Emotionally

25 What to do if You are Raped 1. Go to a place where you feel safe and secure 2. Tell someone you trust 3. Preserve all physical evidence 4. Seek medical help 5. Consider contacting the police 6. Seek counseling/call a rape crisis hotline Cassandra Worrell, Understanding and Surviving Rape

26 Where to go for Help RAINN – National Sexual Assault Hotline (24 hours a day) 1-800-HOPE RAINN – National Sexual Assault Hotline (24 hours a day) 1-800-HOPE School Guidance Office School Guidance Office www.rainn.org www.rainn.org www.rainn.org

27 Bibliography www.rainn.org www.rainn.org www.rainn.org Amy Bellows, Coping with Acquaintance Rape, psychcentral.com, 22 Jun 2007 Amy Bellows, Coping with Acquaintance Rape, psychcentral.com, 22 Jun 2007 Cassandra Worrell, Understanding and Surviving Rape, New Youth Connections, 1993 Cassandra Worrell, Understanding and Surviving Rape, New Youth Connections, 1993


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