Bamboo People Topics for Discussion
Why was Joon arrested by the police? Why was Wei-Lin afraid that Chiko would be arrested?
How did the government trick Chiko and the other boys into joining the army? Why did many of the boys look up to the captain?
How was the recruit camp like a prison? What did Chiko learn during his experience at the recruit camp?
How did Chiko's ability to write and read benefit him? How did Chiko find out about his father?
What is the difference between a "healer" like Nya Meh and Auntie Doctor? What surgical procedure was Nya Meh unqualified to perform?
Why was Sa Reh against bringing Chiko into the camp? How did grandfather change the minds of many who were against Chiko?
Who in the story had lost a limb? How did that person inspire Chiko? Can a disabled person life a full life? Why or why not?(read more)