Brown Girl, Brownstones Topics for Discussion

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How would this book be different if it were set in modern times?

What are some of the lessons that Selina learns as she is growing up? From whom does she learn these lessons?

In what ways are Ina and Selina like their parents? In what ways are they different?

How does World War II affect the characters in the book? How would the story be different if the U.S.A. had not gotten involved in the war?

What are the different attitudes between the immigrants, and their children who are born in the U.S.A.? What causes these differences?

What things do Selina and Ina do that are considered rebellious? Do you think they should be allowed to do these things?

In what ways is Selina's relationship with Clive similar to her parents' marriage? How does Selina consciously make her relationship...

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