Discussion Questions for The Invention of Wings

Instructor: Christopher Muscato

Chris has a master's degree in history and teaches at the University of Northern Colorado.

These discussion questions can help your students work through their thoughts and reactions to 'The Invention of Wings', a story that should help them think about American history in new ways.

The Invention of Wings

The Invention of Wings is a novel by Sue Monk Kidd that traces the real lives of 19th-century abolitionists Sarah and Angelina Grimke, and Sarah's real slave and friend, Hetty. It's a complicated tale of some of the country's most important mid-century activists who became central figures in the fight for women's rights as well as the fight to end slavery. Whether your students are studying Antebellum America or simply looking for compelling literature, there will be something for them to connect with in this story.

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