Yolonda's Genius Topics for Discussion

Carol Fenner
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Why do you think Carol Fenner chose to include so many references to drugs in this novel? Do you think this novel gives an accurate depiction of the dangers of drugs in childhood? Why or why not? Support your answers with examples from the text.

What was the difference in dangers between Chicago and Grand River? Which setting do you think was more suitable for Yolanda and her family? Do you think Momma made a good choice in moving the family away from Chicago? Why or why not?

In what ways does racism affect the narrative of the novel? What decisions does Yolanda make throughout the novel based on her perceptions of the way different races should act? Where do you think she learned these prejudices? Do you think they are an accurate representation of the prejudices in the real world? Why or why not?

Describe both...

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