Bernice Bobs Her Hair
With a story based on letters he sent to his younger sister, Annabel, F. Scott Fitzgerald weaves an excellent short story that acts as a window to the roaring 20s and the era of the “flapper”. Ideas about the proper role of women in society are explored in the narrative as the protagonist, Bernice, toys with the idea of bobbing her hair at the suggestion of her cousin Marjorie and connecting herself with the feminist figures of the times.

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Interest Levels: 7 - 10

Reading Levels: 3, 5, 7, 9, 11