Janie's biological identity is an issue throughout the novel. With new genetic technology, the truth can be discovered through science. The students travel to a nearby computer lab or the library to research genetics and come up with several tests that confirm Janie's beliefs that she is not biologically related to her parents.
The theme of family is prevalent throughout this book. In the end it proves that although someone may not be a member of your family biologically, they still play an important role as a family member within one's life. The students create a family tree with member of their family, as well as friends, and other people who are important in their lives. The materials necessary for this project are markers, colored pencils, pens, construction paper, scissors and glue.
The author leaves the ending of the novel open. Write either...
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