Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones Topics for Discussion

Ann Head
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In what ways is the book conservative and/or reactionary? In what ways is the book progressive? Consider that the book's audience is a young teen in the late 1960s.

What techniques does author Ann Head use to depict a "teen girl's first-hand account" as realistically as possible?

Like July, Louella Consuela is a young married and pregnant woman. What role does Louella Consuela play in the story? How does the author use this character in exploring marriage and pregnancy?

Describe the coping mechanisms July uses to get through her difficult nine months of pregnancy and marriage. What does she do (either physically or mentally) to deal with reality (or escape from it) and deal with her feelings?

It is made clear that July and Bo Jo come from two different socio-economic classes. Discuss what effect this may have on their marriage difficulties and...

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