1. In the book's opening scene, Hannah Salwen and a Ghanaian tribal chief cut the ribbon at a ceremony celebrating a new corn mill. Kevin Salwen tells us that the shared duty of ribbon-cutting reflects his daughter's belief in fairness. How did The Power of Half transform your understanding of fairness in the world? Before you read the book, what did you believe about wealth and poverty?

2. What accounts for the personality differences between Hannah and her brother, Joseph? Is it simply a matter of temperament? How do their differences ultimately make them a great team? What do they learn (and teach) about true leadership?

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