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Black swans: . events that are hugely important, rare and unpredictable, and explainable only after the fact. Ever wonder about who you really are?. Ever wonder if your parents have lied to you?. Ever wondered if you had a long-lost brother or sister?. Class: Biology Grade: 10 Assignment:

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Black swans

Black swans:

events that are hugely important, rare and unpredictable, and explainable only after the fact

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Create a believable hoax, with scientific ‘proof’ to back it up

It’s all in good fun, right?

Or not
Or not?


Make a YouTube video

Pretend to have discovered your:




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Melissa ‘Missy’ Vianello

Age 16

Lives in Connecticut

Decides that this would be a great project idea!

Her “long-lost twin”?

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Her best friend and cousin…

Claire Linnahan

Age 16

They go to different schools, and are in different grades…

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So they make their video…

Even Missy’s friends are surprised how much they look alike!

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Genevieve Candler

Age 16

Lives on Long Island

Her friends see the video…

…and think she is in it!

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Missy & Claire


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It was just a hoax for biology class…

Missy and Claire are just cousins who happen to look a lot alike…right?

Then, who is Genevieve?

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Three Black Swans

by Caroline B. Cooney

And find out…

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Also check out other titles by Caroline B. Cooney:

The Face on the Milk Carton

Whatever Happened to Janie?

The Voice on the Radio

What Janie Found

Both Sides of Time

Out of Time

Prisoner of Time

For All Time

Emergency Room

Twenty Pageants Later

Flight #116 is Down

Flash Fire

The Terrorist

Hush Little Baby

The Ransom of Mercy Carter

Goddess of Yesterday

Code Orange

Enter Three Witches

If the Witness Lied

They Never Came Back


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Three black swans

Three Black Swans

By Caroline B. Cooney

Booktalk Presented by Katherine Gilks