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Mama's Bank Account Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

Kathryn Forbes
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Topics for Discussion

Chapters frequently end with Mama stating, "Is good." What is "good" to Mama? What does she value? What are the ideal circumstances she sees for her family?

Mama does not have a strong command of English. What does this do to the reader's perception of this character? What does it mean that Mama, time after time, has perfect solutions for problems even when she might not completely understand problems because of the language barrier?

Is the reader intended to learn or take away something from the episodes related? What is it? If not, what does the author intend in regards to the reader?

What is the importance of language in the book? List examples where language plays a crucial role in the narrative.

How do class differences factor in to the novel? Are such differences able to be resolved?

How does the author view the past? Matter-of-fact...

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