Eleanor & Park Across Time 

What would change in Eleanor & Park if it took place in the 90s? Today?

Across Medium

Cast the actors in a movie version of the novel. Who would you pick to play:


  • Eleanor Douglas
  • Park Sheridan
  • Richie
  • Sabrina a.k.a. Eleanor’s Mom
  • Jamie Sheridan, Park’sDad
  • Mindy, Park’s Mom
  • Tina
  • Steve
  • Josh 
  • Ben, Maisie, Mouse, and Richie, Jr.
  • Mr. Stessman, English Teacher
  • DeNice and Beebi
  • Cal

Explain why you would cast them. What did you take into consideration?


Comment below with who you would cast as the character in the movie. Describe one or two characters.


There are a lot of controversial topics in the novel. Why do you think the author included them? 

  • Spousal Abuse
  • Bullying
  • Poverty
  • Body Image
  • Racism