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  • Discuss the role of place in Hand Me Down My Walking Cane.
  • How does the multiple point of view influence the telling of the story?
  • Explore the role of myth and magic in the novel.
  • How do the interpersonal conflicts relate to the overarching conflict of the Relocation?
  • In what ways does the novel illuminate the period of the 1930s?
  • Do you see any correspondence between the Great Depression and today’s Great Recession?
  • Compare and contrast the role of government in the 1930s and the 21st century.

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