Talk to your kids about…
Despite their outward appearances and life experiences, what things do Elizabeth and Ousmane have in common? How do they discover these shared aspects? How can tragedy either bring people together or force them apart?
Why do you think Jane was hesitant to tell her mother about her life in London? How can a parent’s expectations influence the decisions of a grown child?
How do the characters in this story deal with grief, both initially and in the long term?