Mariatu Kamara's memoir The Bite of the Mango is a compelling memoir of her experiences as a young teen in Sierra Leone at the height of civil war.
This study guide divides the memoir into four equal sections and gives students high-interest, relevant questions and learning activities that allow them to:
-develop and use a variety of reading comprehension strategies
-research related topics and link ideas in the text to the outside world
-develop citation skills
-make meaningful connections between this text and Chimamanda Adichie's TED Talk "The Danger of a Single Story"
Students have commented that they found this memoir riveting and they enjoyed these learning activities because they are engaging and involve research.
I hope you will enjoy!