Ideas & Inspiration for True Grit
Mattie Ross, 14, from Dardanelle, Arkansas, narrates half a century later, her trip in the winter of 1870s, to avenge the murder of her father. She convinces one-eyed "Rooster" Cogburn, the meanest available U.S. Marshall, to tag along, while she outdickers and outmaneuvers the hard-bitten types in her path.
Title-specific resources for your Book to Art Club:
- Suggested discussion questions from the NEA Big Read website
- Suggested discussion questions from Shmoop.com
- Project ideas and inspiration Pinterest board for this title.
- True Grit movies: 1969 and 2010
About the suggested projects:
Cowboys, outlaws, horses, and rough terrain are strong visual characters in the wild, western yarn. Experiment with these rugged elements and create your own wilderness pictures or western trinkets.