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What is strange about the way the Amabo family interacts with each other? What excuses do the adults come up with to justify this strange behavior? What is it about Jared and Mopsy that give them a different insight into the family and helps them form their theories? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

Compare / contrast the ways Africans and Americans view the world. For example, the refugees claim that American's don't see, or choose to ignore, the badness in the world. Do you agree with this? Why or why not? What do you make of Alake's statement, "In Africa, you pray for one meal. In America, you pray to have it all" (Page 176)? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

Describe Mopsy's personality. What parts about her character does Jared find particularly annoying...

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