Praisesong for the Widow Topics for Discussion

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What do you think had been the value in Avey's mind of refusing to acknowledge the abuses of her race? Do you see anything like it in the culture around you today?

Describe the differences you see in the three Johnson daughters, and the influence their respective childhoods might have had in the development of their personalities.

What do you see as Avey's turning point, when she moves from fear to exploration, from regret to resolve? Do you think there is more than one turning point for Avey in this story?

What do you see as the most valuable part of the excursion for the people who celebrate it every year? What is the most powerful part for Avey?

What makes Lebert Joseph's invitation so persuasive for Avey? Why do you think he thought she so badly needed to be there?

What is the...

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