How the Leopard Got His Claws by Chinua Achebe is a powerful book. The book provides the reader with an interesting charge: who will you become after the conflict? Will you remain a person who is humble gentle and wise or will you allow your heart to harden and become a person who is unforgiving? These are the themes the author implicitly poses to children when they are disappointed by friends or people they hold in high esteem. This is a great tool to teach children how to bounce back after disappointment.