Beyond the Mango Tree Topics for Discussion

Amy Bronwen Zemser
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1. Discuss Boima and Sarina's friendship.

Is it a conventional friendship? Do you have any friendships like theirs?

2. Discuss the importance of understanding illness. What does it mean to be informed about the effects of a disease?

Why is it important to understand a disease's impact on a person and his or her family?

3. Discuss diabetes. What are the symptoms of diabetes? Have you known anyone with diabetes?

4. Discuss what it is or might be like to move to a foreign place. What does "foreign" mean?

5. Why does Sarina's mother not want her to have any friends?

6. What is a traditional family? Who would you say comprises makes up a family in this story?

7. What are the consequences of stealing? Is it ever right to steal?

8. Do you know anyone from a foreign country? Have you learned anything from him or her that is completely...

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