Prompt: Beverly, Huh…

Draw a map of your neighborhood.

Include in your map:
– 3 borders (of any kind) that exist there
– 3 unusual places that you’re familiar with there
– 3 important memories that took place there

Read: Beverly Hills, Chicago by Gwendolyn Brooks
Read: beverly, huh. by Jamila Woods

Think about how Brooks writes from the perspective of a young car passenger and how Woods writes through the form of schoolyard banter.

Write about how a place(s) on your map is perceived by others – take on the persona as one of the “others” and tell that story.

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