Never judge a man until you’ve walked two moons in his moccasins.
Directions: Answer the questions below. Your answer to each question should have a minimum of 12 to 15 sentences. You may write more if you want to!
1. The title of the book comes from one of the mysterious messages Phoebe finds: “Never judge a man until you’ve walked two moons in his moccasins.” In your own words, what does this message mean? Who in the story learns this lesson? Give examples from the book to support your answer. Is this lesson something that you can apply to your own life? Have you ever had the experience of walking in someone else’s shoes? Explain.
2. Walk Two Moons is a novel written for young people between the ages of twelve and fifteen. Nevertheless, many reviews of the book indicate that the book indicate that it is a story for people of all ages, including adults. What makes this book interesting and appealing to adult readers? Are there important themes or ideas that adults can relate to and appreciate? As an adult reader, explain how this story reminds you or connects with your own life experience.