Essay Topic 1
Describe how Luis's father's struggle to maintain a job causes the family to move to L.A. and how the job situation is once he gets there.
Essay Topic 2
How does the reaction of Luis's American teacher impact him for the rest of the year? What is he afraid of?
Essay Topic 3
How does the struggle of people in the neighborhood and Luis's family's own struggle to fit in in America impact Luis's joining the club or gang? What is he seeking?
Essay Topic 4
What kind of feelings does Luis have the first time he is away from the club or clique? Why might he have these feelings? What does this reveal about him?
Essay Topic 5
How does the story of the woman yelling at Luis's family at Will Rogers park play a role in Luis's decision to join a gang? What kinds of feelings did...
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