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The Whitest Wall by Jodee KulpThe Whitest Wall, a debut novel by Jodee Kulp is the winner of 2009 Best Adult Fiction and 2009 Best Young Adult Fiction by The Mom's Choice Awards Foundation and a finalist for Book of the Year, Multicultural Fiction. The Whitest Wall has meets high school curriculum standards.
Jodee Kulp has created a new third person Catcher in the Rye
Kulp captures the chaotic turmoil of culturally-muddled miscommunication and FAS brain fog of lost-boy Kevin, a 21-year-old going-on-ten jailed for murder, seemingly by his own matter-of-fact confession. The Whitest Wall is a worthy read, a trip into a novel world, written with entertainment quality as vivid as a screenplay with a multitude of metaphors for interpretation and meaning. This tantalizing tale should engage youthful readers and provoke discussion among those of high-school age and older. Caulfield, move over, there is much more to tell!
— Dr. Lyelle Palmer
- "What you don't know won't hurt you is a lie... Fiction, as C.S. Lewis would say, adds to reality, not just describes it. It enriches daily life and irrigates the deserts of our lives. Jodee Kulp is so adept at casting the players in The Whitest Wall and so passionate a story teller you will look at your neighbor through different eyes than ever before."
— Mac McConnell, author, "Forever Changed", "Bozra""
An inside view of FASD I am overcome with the manner in which Jodee was able to thread together racism, poverty, abuse, fetal alcohol, depression, and post traumatic stress disorder with smoothness that did not confuse the reader."
— Ruth A. Rice, FASD Program Director, White Earth
"This is a must read book for everyone as it's a topic that has been in the closet for too long. Jodee's book will open everyone's eyes that FASD is a very serious issue that we all need to become better educated about as well as develop services for those impacted by it. I can't wait for Book 2."
— Glenys DiLissio Executive Director,
The high school version of The Whitest Wall just came to my office by UPS. A Gold Award winning novel by Mom's Choice it meets high school curriculum standards in the following areas while building awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disoroders. Consider it for the high schools in your areas. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in getting this novel into your high school curriculum.
The Whitest Wall
NATIONAL CURRICULUM STANDARDS
NATIONAL CURRICULUM STANDARDS
- The Whitest Wall promotes an understanding of the diversity of the American English language in both a current and historic sense with the use of patterns and dialect.
- The reader will cross cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions and social roles to acquire new information for a better response to the needs and demands of society and the workplace.
- The reader will draw on personal experience to reflect on the understanding of the other citizens. They will be challenged by portions of the texts with word meanings and misunderstandings.
- Written for the development of a democratic citizenry to enable learners to engage in civic discourse and problem-solving, and to take informed civic action.
- The Whitest Wall can provide classroom discourse in the seven of ten theme areas:
ii) Time, continuity and change
iii) People, places and environments
iv) Individual development and identity
v) Individuals, groups and institutions
vi) Power, authority and governance
vii) Global connections
viii) Civic ideals and practice
- Students analyze the influence of culture, media, technology and other factors on health.
- Students demonstrate understanding of health-enhancing behaviors, reduce health risks, use decision-making skills to enhance health and advocate for personal, family and community health.
- The Whitest Wall provides for opens discussion in content areas addressed by the US Center of Disease Control
i) behaviors that result in intentional or unintentional injury
ii) alcohol and other drug use
iii) sexual behaviors
iv) prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders