Freshmen English students at Cienega High School read Billy
the Kid. University of Arizona graduate students who read
the book and reviewed it for this Web site asked the high school
students questions about author Theodore Taylor's portrayal of
Billy the Kid.
---Do you think it's justifiable for
Theodore Taylor to change the facts so much, since he is writing
fiction? Why or Why not?:
"yes I believe that it was a good idea to change the facts
to make the story more interesting so more people will read this
"i think that it is ok that you change some of the facts
so the book is better and like that"
"Maybe. We do not now wath Billy in his life so it's ok to
change some facts."
---Is it ever OK to rewrite history?
Why or Why not?:
"No, you should not rewrite history because history has been
made. If you change it, then you'll be telling a lie."
"I guess it is okay to change some parts of it because it
would kinda mix it up and it would just be totally weird because
we wouldn't know what they were talking about."
The Cienega students made "Wanted" posters for Billy
and the "Smith" Family. Students created comic
strips based on the characters and plot.