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Outsiders Research: Home


As you read S.E. Hinton’s, The Outsiders, you will be challenged to think about what it means to be an “outsider”.  Other ways we might refer to “outsiders” are “rebels, dreamers, outliers, and/or innovators.” We have created a short list of examples of persons that we believe may have felt like “outsiders” or been considered “rebels or outliers” at some point in their lifetime. Your job is to research a person of your choice and write a three part essay about them. Your essay will be 3 paragraphs; the paragraphs should flow with transitional sentences and ideas. 



Rebels, Dreamers, Outliers and Innovators


  • Steve Jobs

  • Bill Gates

  • Mark Zuckerberg

  • Jack Dorsey

  • Steve Chen

  • Stephen Hawking



  • Danicka Patrick

  • Babe Didrikson

  • Tiger Woods

  • Jackie Robinson

  • Jim Abbott

  • Jeremy Lin

  • Jesse Owens

  • Wilma Rudolph

  • Michael Sam

  • Doug Flutie

  • Venus and Serena Williams



  • Bob Dylan

  • Elvis Presley

  • Johnny Cash

  • Joan Baez

  • Michael Jackson

  • Stevie Wonder






  • Stephen King

  • Sylvia Plath

  • Truman Capote

  • JK Rowling

  • Harper Lee

  • Maya Angelou




  • Oprah Winfrey

  • Alfred Hitchcock

  • Robin Williams

  • Ellen Degeneres


  • Nelson Mandela

  • Barack Obama

  • Margaret Thatcher

  • Hillary Clinton

  • Margaret Mead