The Assignment

October 31, 2020
The Assignment

Inspired by a real-life incident, this riveting novelexplores discrimination and antisemitism and reveals theirdangerous impact.SENIOR YEAR. When an assignment given by a favorite teacherinstructs a group of students to argue for the Final Solution, aeuphemism used to describe the Nazi plan for the genocide of theJewish people, Logan March and Cade Crawford are horrified. Theirteacher cannot seriously expect anyone to complete an assignmentthat fuels intolerance and discrimination. Logan and Cade decidethey must take a stand.As the school administration addressed the teens' refusal toparticipate in the appalling debate, the student body, theirparents, and the larger community are forced to face the issue aswell. The situation explodes, and acrimony and anger result. Whatdoes it take for tolerance, justice, and love to prevail?