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<em>Walk Two Moons </em>gives us a vivid portrait of America through Sal's eyes as she goes on a road trip from Euclid, Ohio to Lewiston, Idaho. At times we see aspects and landmarks of America that make us feel proud and happy. Other times we learn things about American history that make us sad and disappointed. Sal learns that America's history is full of the good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly – just like life.

Questions About Visions of America

  1. What do you think is Sal's favorite stop on her journey to Lewiston? What do you think is Gram's favorite stop? Gramps' favorite stop? Why?
  2. How does Sal's understanding of American Indian history and culture affect her experience of these new places on the road trip?
  3. What does Sal learn about her country and culture in Pipestone?   

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Try on an opinion or two, start a debate, or play the devil’s advocate.

Just as her own life and history are complicated and full of both good and bad things, Sal learns that America's history is also complicated and full of the good and the bad.

Sal finds good people in every place she visits. As a result, she learns that Bybanks isn't the only place with beautiful nature and beautiful human beings.

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