Fighter in Velvet Gloves

Study Guide

Annie Boochever

Fighter in Velvet Gloves

Annie Boochever

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

42 pages | 8 1/2 x 11
Paper $9.95 ISBN: 9781602234451 Will Publish February 2021
In 1945, Elizabeth Peratrovich stood before the Alaska Territorial Legislative Session and gave a powerful speech about her childhood and her experiences being treated as a second-class citizen. Her heartfelt testimony led to the passing of the landmark Alaska Anti-Discrimination Act, America’s first civil rights legislation. Today, Alaska celebrates Elizabeth Peratrovich Day every February 16, and Elizabeth Peratrovich was honored on the gold dollar coin in 2020.
 
Annie Boochever worked with Elizabeth’s eldest son, Roy Peratrovich Jr., to bring Elizabeth’s story to life in the first book written for young teens on this remarkable Alaska Native woman. Written about an Alaska Native civil rights leader, Fighter in Velvet Gloves has been incorporated in school curricula around the country, and won the 2019 Lumen Award for Literary Excellence, in addition to receiving many other national recognitions. This study guide is a custom work designed to help instructors teach the story of Elizabeth Peratrovich to students in grades 6 through 12.
 
Contents
About the Author
About Roy Peratrovich Jr.
Story Summary
Pre-Reading Activities
Pre-Reading Vocabulary
KWL Chart
Student Responses
Introduction, Prologue, Chapter 1
Chapters 2 and 3
Chapters 4 and 5
Chapters 6, 7 and 8
Chapters 9 - 12
Chapters 13 - 16
Epilogue and Afterward
Final Reflection | Learning Outcomes
Appendix A | KWL Chart
Appendix B | Essay on Racism
Appendix C | Alaska Location Finder
Appendix D | Unit Foundation Standards
Appendix E | Teachers Guide - Vocabulary
Appendix F | Teachers Guide - Map Key
Appendix G | Teachers Guide - Responses
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