Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Mothers and daughters in literature; Mothers and daughters -- Family relationships; Book clubs (Bookselling); Book clubs (Discussion groups);
The purpose of this research paper was to examine book clubs and how they affect the mother/daughter relationship. Thirteen seventh grade girls and their mothers began participating in the book club. The members were surveyed during the initial organizational meeting as to their conversational habits with one another as well as their perceptions of the quality of their mother/daughter relationship. The members then participated in several book club meetings. During the meetings discussions were held which included topics such as characterization, plot, theme, climate, tone, and voice. Mothers and daughters were asked to reflect upon their own life experiences in relationship to each of the characters. The members were surveyed again four months later and the results indicated that the majority of mothers and daughters felt that the mother/daughter book club had opened up a communication line between them and improved the quality of their relationship.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Middle Level Education
Lyn L. Countryman
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©2000 Kimberly J. Wise
Kimberly, Wise, "Book clubs and their effect on mother-daughter relationships" (2000). Graduate Research Papers. 1774.