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The Heart of a Woman Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

How would you have handled Guy's negative experience with Billie Holiday?

How do you think Maya felt when she was told she was not a good singer? Do you think she was dissuaded from her passion for music or more determined to prove the critics were wrong?

Describe the relationship between Angelou and the Killen family: John, Grace and mom Willie.

How might Angelou's life have changed if she had stayed in California rather than moving to New York?

Discuss how Angelou handled the incident with Jerry the gang banger. Was the author's method effective? Would you have done the same thing? If not, what action might you have taken?

Examine Angelou's relationship with her son, Guy. Do you think the author did a good job raising Guy on her own? Explain. Discuss the pros and cons of raising a child while pursuing a career in the...

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This section contains 194 words
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