The Running Dream Discussion Questions

Instructor: Christopher Muscato

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

These questions can help you guide your students through a class discussion about the characters, plot, and themes of ''The Running Dream'', a novel about personal trauma and recovery.

The Running Dream

The Running Dream is a 2011 novel by Wendelin Van Draanen that follows a 16-year old runner who loses a leg in an accident. The story follows her physical and emotional struggles towards recovery. This book can help spark conversations about personal struggles, perceptions about disability, and overcoming trauma. The following questions can help your students work through their thoughts and feeling about the novel in a guided class discussion.

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