Family & Relationships 5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After "A Wrinkle in Time"
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A Wrinkle in Time is director Ava DuVernay's adaptation of author Madeleine L'Engle's classic children's fantasy book. Packed with strong role models, this tween-friendly movie about brilliant 13-year-old Meg Murry (Storm Reid) also promotes positive messages about trusting in your abilities, asking for help, and believing in the power of love. All of this means there's plenty for families to talk about after watching the film. Try these discussion questions for kids:
- Who are the role models in A Wrinkle in Time? Which character strengths do they display? How do Meg, Calvin, and Charles Wallace demonstrate courage, teamwork, and perseverance?
- Talk about the importance of representation in the film. Why is it good for all kids/people to see minorities, including girls, as main characters in books, movies, and TV shows?
- How does this take on A Wrinkle in Time compare with others you might have seen? What do you think about the changes/updates from the book? Why do you think the filmmakers made those changes?
- Why do you think Mrs. Whatsit gives Meg the "gift" of her faults? How can your flaws/faults help you in certain cases? How do they help Meg?
- In the story, how are hope and love the ultimate way of defeating the darkness? How does that darkness manifest itself in different ways, every day, on Earth? According to "the Mrs.," how can we help combat the darkness?
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