|Abbott Elementary, described in Born Bright|
- In both cases, we're talking about small children. Where there are small children, there are usually mothers. How do you feel about the portrayal of mothers in these books?
- Both Dickens and C. Nicole Mason have a challenging job as authors. They have to maintain a child's point of view in order to tell their stories. How well do each of them succeed? Are you convinced that you're hearing the story from the child's perspective?
- What words would you use to describe young David? Young C. Nicole Mason? Are they courageous? Fearful? Resilient? What do they have in common? Where do they diverge?
- Are you finding these books easy or difficult to read? What is challenging? Do you have a preference?