Resources

Algeria is Beautiful Like America Teacher Guide Graphic
  • Ages: 16 and Up
  • Imprint: Lion Forge
  • Subject: Social Studies, English Language Arts
  • Grade Range: Eleventh Grade and Up

Written by veteran educators for educators, our Teacher and Discussion Guides are ready for use in your classroom or at your next book club. Our Teacher Guides include differentiated activities, links to additional resources, and ideas for multi-disciplinary extension activities for use with a variety of our titles.

Downloads

Resources

Algeria is Beautiful Like America Teacher Guide Graphic
  • Ages: 16 and Up
  • Imprint: Lion Forge
  • Subject: Social Studies, English Language Arts
  • Grade Range: Eleventh Grade and Up

Written by veteran educators for educators, our Teacher and Discussion Guides are ready for use in your classroom or at your next book club. Our Teacher Guides include differentiated activities, links to additional resources, and ideas for multi-disciplinary extension activities for use with a variety of our titles.

Downloads

About the Book

Description

Olivia had always heard stories about Algeria from her maternal grandmother, a Black Foot (a “Pied-Noir,” the French term for Christian and Jewish settlers of French Algeria who emigrated to France after the Algerian War of Independence). After her grandmother’s death, Olivia found some of her grandmother’s journals and letters describing her homeland. Now, ten years later, she resolves to travel to Algeria and experience the country for herself; she arrives alone, with her grandmother’s postcards and letters in tow, and a single phone number in her pocket of an Algerian, Djaffar, who will act as her guide. Olivia’s quest to understand her origins will bring her to face questions about heritage, history, shame, friendship, memory, nostalgia, fantasy, the nature of exile, and our unending quest to understand who we are and where we come from.

Algeria is Beautiful Like America Cover

Algeria is Beautiful Like America © 2018 The Lion Forge, LLC. Originally published in France as L’Algérie c’estbeau comme l’Amérique © Steinkis 2015.

Algeria is Beautiful Like America Cover

Algeria is Beautiful Like America © 2018 The Lion Forge, LLC. Originally published in France as L’Algérie c’estbeau comme l’Amérique © Steinkis 2015.

Description

Olivia had always heard stories about Algeria from her maternal grandmother, a Black Foot (a “Pied-Noir,” the French term for Christian and Jewish settlers of French Algeria who emigrated to France after the Algerian War of Independence). After her grandmother’s death, Olivia found some of her grandmother’s journals and letters describing her homeland. Now, ten years later, she resolves to travel to Algeria and experience the country for herself; she arrives alone, with her grandmother’s postcards and letters in tow, and a single phone number in her pocket of an Algerian, Djaffar, who will act as her guide. Olivia’s quest to understand her origins will bring her to face questions about heritage, history, shame, friendship, memory, nostalgia, fantasy, the nature of exile, and our unending quest to understand who we are and where we come from.

About Mahi and Olivia

Mahi Grand trained at the Met de Pennington workshops, then moved on to set design at the Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

Mahi Grand

Olivia Burton is a playwright and theater director and has written and directed documentaries in addition to graphic novels.

Olivia Burton
Mahi Grand

Mahi Grand trained at the Met de Pennington workshops, then moved on to set design at the Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

Olivia Burton

Olivia Burton is a playwright and theater director and has written and directed documentaries in addition to graphic novels.