Parent Guide: Sometimes a Dream Needs a Push

This week in class, we’re reading “Sometimes a Dream Needs a Push” by Walter Dean Myers.

In Walter Dean Myers’ short story “Sometimes a Dream Needs a Push,” a boy must change his approach to basketball when he loses the ability to walk.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Friendship & Family and Resilience & Success as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

“How does a person overcome adversity?” and “What makes a family?”

Ways to support your child:

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