The Sky Is Gray Discussion Questions

Ernest J. Gaines
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Why did James's mother think it was important for him to kill the songbirds? Look up the phrase "rite of passage." Does James's situation fit the definition?

What is the allegorical meaning of the student turning the other cheek when the preacher hits him? Why does he later say that grass is black?

Investigate the relationship between the Civil Rights movement in America and the anti-Apartheid movement in Africa. Are the two related? How?

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