Discussion Topics - What The Moon Saw

    What the Moon Saw by Laura Resau describes life in a small rural village in Mexico - a place that few people have been. It also describes the inner world of a child - a place all of us have been or will go. This book opens up a new world while allowing people to discuss their own inner world, an interesting contrast. Perhaps your CookieBooky group can use these discussion topics to learn more about yourselves and each other.

    Would you want to visit Yucuyoo? Why or why not?
    Do you think you would be more 'comfortable' in Yucuyoo, Oaxaca City or Walnut Hill? Explain.
    Did you understand any of the Spanish in the book? Which words?
    Were you surprised to learn that there is a language called Mixteco?
    What do you think of Abuelita's 'visions' and her healing powers? Also discuss the use of herbs and plants as medicine.
    Carla drew in her sketchbook to express her feelings and to remember events? What is your creative outlet?
    What would you do in a situation where you had to go 2 months without TV, internet or phone?
    What did the title of the book mean?
    Discuss the saying "we all eat from the same tortilla".
    Discuss your heritage.

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