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Teaching “If I Could Change the World” from Tears of a Tiger

“If I Could Change the World” from Tears of a Tiger

This excerpt is from the novel Tears of a Tiger. It focuses on Gerald, a high school student whose friends were recently involved in a drunk driving accident. One of his friends died in this accident. In his English class, he writes a personal essay about the topic "If I Could Change the World." This excerpt is that personal essay.

Sharon M. Draper
From TEARS OF A TIGER by Sharon M. Draper. Copyright © 1994 by Sharon M. Draper. Reprinted with the permission of Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division. All rights reserved.


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