What My Child Learns of the Sea Discussion Questions

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The sea (particularly the Atlantic Ocean) and its power had a profound impact on Lorde's sensibilities. Her parents were from Grenada in the West Indies, and she resided in the Virgin Islands for the last seven years of her life. In 1991, Hurricane Hugo devastated her small house. Research and analyze the good and bad effects of weather and the sea on the inhabitants of one of these islands.

The mother-daughter relationship is a crucial element of "What My Child Learns of the Sea." Analyze ways that parents affect their children's lives. Interview a friend and her or his parents or find an autobiography or memoir that examines the author's family. Report on your findings.

Lorde became a strong feminist as an adult, and she also combated racism. Examine ways that issues of race and gender have interrelated during the civil rights movements...

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