Teachers’ Guide: Semiprecious

semiprecious.jpgQuestions for Discussion

This story takes place at the beginning of the Civil Rights movement. How do the changes taking place in the country mirror changes in the lives of Garnet and Opal?

How does Garnet’s relationship with Aunt Julia and with Charlie Twelvetrees change her?

What do the sisters learn about the nature of families? What do they learn about themselves?

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