How is power used/misused?
What makes some people resist authority?
How does gender affect the individual’s roles and responsibilities in society?
Why is memory important to both an individual and history?
CLICK HERE for some helpful in-class resources
List of Spanish words and references in the novel, with translations
NEA Resources (includes interviews, discussion questions, etc)
Video (on Youtube) of the history of the Haitian Massacre of 1937
Brief Introduction to 20th Century Dominican History by Junot Diaz
Further Background Information about Trujillo
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