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Discussion Guide: Sky of Red Poppies

Chapters

Story

Chapter One

April 13, 2012 | By KPBS , Kylie Corwin

Chapter One

In chapter one, we are introduced to Roya, her family, and school life. We also begin to learn about the SAVAK and their role in Iranian society.

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Chapter Two

April 13, 2012 | By KPBS , Kylie Corwin

Chapter Two

In chapter two Roya and Shireen start to get to know each other as they connect over poetry and literature. The Persian New Year, Norooz is celebrated.

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Chapter Three

April 13, 2012 | By KPBS , Kylie Corwin

Chapter Three

Jenab discusses "The Little Black Fish" whcih causes a heated discussion. Roya learns more about Shireen, and is worried by Pedar's opium smoking.

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Chapter Four

April 13, 2012 | By KPBS , Kylie Corwin

Chapter Four

Things starts to escalate at the school in chapter four. The controversy surrounding Mr. Elmi is causing a ruckus.

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Chapter Five

April 13, 2012 | By KPBS , Kylie Corwin

Chapter Five

In chapter five, Shireen has a suitor is trying to convince her father to give his approval. Jenab teaches a harsh lesson, and school ends for the year.

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Chapter Six

April 13, 2012 | By KPBS , Kylie Corwin

Chapter Six

In chapter six, Roya spends her summer at the family farm.

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Chapter Seven

April 13, 2012 | By KPBS , Kylie Corwin

Chapter Seven

School starts again in chapter seven with SAVAK attacks escalated, and no sign of Jenab.

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Chapter Eight

April 13, 2012 | By KPBS , Kylie Corwin

Chapter Eight

In chapter eight Roya finds out why Shireen was gone for so long and receives a gift from her.

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Chapter Nine

April 13, 2012 | By KPBS , Kylie Corwin

Chapter Nine

In chapter nine school ends and Roya takes her university exams. She and Shireen start university and Shireen gets married. Roya notices a change in her friend.

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Chapter Ten

April 13, 2012 | By KPBS , Kylie Corwin

Chapter Ten

In chapter ten, Roya meets Kyan, a fellow student at her school. Summer comes and she goes to the farm with her father.

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Chapter Eleven

April 13, 2012 | By KPBS , Kylie Corwin

Chapter Eleven

In chapter eleven Roya goes to see Shireen and hears something unexpected.

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Chapter Twelve

April 13, 2012 | By KPBS , Kylie Corwin

Chapter Twelve

In chapter twelve Roya goes to see Jenab, and is kept home by her father.

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Chapter Thirteen

April 13, 2012 | By KPBS , Kylie Corwin

Chapter Thirteen

In chapter thirteen demonstrations escalate. Roya learns the sentence for Shireen and Eemon, and attends Ali's funeral.

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Chapter Fourteen

April 13, 2012 | By KPBS , Kylie Corwin

Chapter Fourteen

In chapter fourteen Roya is invited to visit Shireen in Tehran. Kyan asks her a very important question.

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Chapter Fifteen

April 13, 2012 | By KPBS , Kylie Corwin

Chapter Fifteen

In chapter fifteen, Roya goes to see Shireen in prison.

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Chapter Sixteen

April 13, 2012 | By KPBS , Kylie Corwin

Chapter Sixteen

In chapter 16 Mitra returns and begins work at the University. She has lunch with Roya and tells her some interesting things about Mr. Elmi. Roya begins to receive notes from Shireen through Nasrin.

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