I mentioned some time ago that my 9th graders were going to create hypertext writing assignments based on The Bean Trees. They have revised and edited essays about an important place. You can read their work if you visit our Bean Trees Wiki and click on their pages. You will find they have chosen four quotes that illustrate place, characters, metaphor/theme, and the essence of the novel. If you click their links to place, you can read their descriptions. If you would like to leave comments on their work, you can address them to the students here. For security reasons, I prefer not to have our password available to folks outside our school community. I will share any comments you make with the students.
By the way, my five-year-old daughter Maggie is blogging. Check her out!