Night Kites Topics for Discussion

M. E. Kerr (Marijane Meaker)
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1. Night Kites provides an excellent opportunity for an in-depth discussion of AIDS and its effect on human lives.

Discuss the facts about the transmission and prevention of AIDS. Are there members of your discussion group who know someone with AIDS? Has anyone done volunteer work with support groups for AIDS victims or their families?

2. AIDS is an illness; homosexuality is a sexual preference. Discuss the implications of the social prejudice against homosexuals described in Night Kites. Is Pete, one of the nicest characters in the book, a bad person because he is gay? How does the knowledge that Pete is gay change the reader's perception of him? How do the other characters' attitudes toward homosexuality help define them?

3. What is the difference between love and sexual attraction? Is there anyone in Night Kites who seems to know what love really is? The French mystic...

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