How is the time-line of this plot different from most books, and how does it affect the tone and progression of the plot?
How does Malcolm's relationship with his family change over the course of the plot? What causes these changes, and what significance does this have to the outcome of the book?
This book takes place in a few different settings. Describe some of these settings and explain how they affect the course of the plot. Why might Walter Dean Myers have chosen these particular places for this plot to take place?
Why does this book fit into the historical fiction genre, and what are some of the good and bad things about this placement in your opinion?
Elijah and Moses are two characters who are very similar in their natures, but are markedly different in other ways. Use some examples from the text to compare and...
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