The Broken Cord Topics for Discussion

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Describe Michael Dorris. What was it that prompted him to want to adopt? What were the hurdles in his way? How did he overcome them? Describe Michael's family. How many children did he adopt? In what other ways did his family grow?

How did Michael know that Adam had learning problems? What was his reaction when he was told? How did he initially deal with this disability? How did he eventually learn the extent of the problem?

Describe Adam Dorris. What were his shortcomings? What were his strengths? What was the learning disability that he dealt with? How did that disability come about? What is "The Adam Dorris Story?" Why was it written?

Who was Sava? Madeline? Persia? Ken Kramberg? Jeaneen Grey Eagle? Phil May? Louise? Charlotte Brave Heart? How did each come into contact with Michael? How did each impact him? How did...

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