Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
TEEN BOOK CLUB KITS
Summary: An angry, grieving seventeen-year-old musician facing expulsion from her prestigious Brooklyn private school travels to Paris to complete a school assignment and uncovers a diary written during the French revolution by a young actress attempting to help a tortured, imprisoned little boy--Louis Charles, the lost king of France. This title is recommended for ages 9 and up.
Genre: Grief, France History, Music
2011 American Booksellers Association Young Adult Book of the Year
2010 Best Book of the Year by School Library JOurnal
5 Copies of Revolution
1 Audio Book Copy of Revolution* (12 CDs)
1 Copy of The French Rovolution by Don Nardo
1 Streetwise Paris Map
1 Discussion Guide. This discussion guide contains discussion questions, activities and other information to foster discussion of this book. You will also find information on starting and running a book club, earning a scout badge, and other information. You may make copies of any of these materials. Please do not write on these materials and return all pages, books, and contents of this kit.
*A downloadable audio version of Revolution is available to check out and download at www.ebtpl.org.
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Patron Submitted Discussion Questions
There is no right or wrong answer to these questions. Just think about and respond thoughtfully. Please share your own group’s discussion questions and comments by emailing email@example.com. Be sure to check the Library’s Teen Pages at www.btpl.org for additional questions and comments from other book groups.
Teen patron submitted questions:
Did you enjoy this book? Would you recommend it to a friend? Why or why not?
What did you think of Andi? Did you like her? What are her strengths and weaknesses? How did she change over the course of the story?
Why does the portrait of Louis-Charles remind Andi of Truman? The heart of 10-year-old Louis-Charles was stolen and smuggled out of prison. Describe Truman’s metaphorical prison. How was Truman’s heart stolen long before his death?