Saving Zasha Discussion Questions

Instructor: Christopher Muscato

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

''Saving Zasha'' is a children's novel about a boy and a dog set in post-World War II Russia. These questions can help facilitate a class discussion on the book's plot, structure, and themes.

Saving Zasha

Saving Zasha is a fictional story by author Randi Barrow, which follows a young boy in Russia as he finds and harbors an outlawed breed, a German shepherd named Zasha. This work of children's historical fiction takes place in post-World War II Russia, which may give students a perspective they are not often exposed to. The following questions are designed for upper-elementary or middle school students, as that is the suggested reading level for the story. However, the questions can be easily adapted to other grades if desired.

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