Dead End in Norvelt Topics for Discussion

Jack Gantos
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What part does history play in the story "Dead End in Norvelt?"

What role did Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt play in this story?

How did Norvelt get its name? Who named it?

Jack was just a twelve-year-old boy. How did adults exploit him? What tasks was he given that were inappropriate for a young boy?

How did the author structure the plot to throw suspicion on various characters about the deaths of the old ladies?

Why was Mr. Green's role important? What talents and abilities did he see in Jack and what opportunity did he offer him?

What valuable lessons did Jack learn from Miss Volker? Why did she take such an interest in him?

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