Southwest Book Club Meets October 25
Anyone age 18 or older is welcome to attend. The book club meets monthly at the Southwest Branch Library. No registration needed. For more information, please call 407.835.7323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southwest Branch Library
Tuesday, October 25
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1. How might Pat Conroy have handled the conflict with Bennington and Piedmont differently? In what ways was the outcome a foregone conclusion?
2. Conroy uses some unorthodox teaching methods with his students. Are they effective? Why or why not? How would they work today in our educational culture of testing and accountability?
3. Why is it so important to Conroy that the children see and experience the outside world? If you were to design a field trip for them, where would you take them and why?
4. Trace the evolution of Conroy's racial views and attitudes throughout the book. What are key events in that evolution?
Discussion questions obtained from litlovers.com