Rainbow Boys Topics for Discussion

Alex Sánchez
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Compare and contrast the characters of Nelson and Kyle. In what ways are they similar? In what ways are they different? How do each of these characters combat/dispel homosexual stereotypes? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

Why is homophobia a problem? How do you see homophobia manifest itself at Whitford High, and in the homes of the three characters? Who is responsible to dispel homophobia in the community? Have you seen instances of homophobia in your own school, neighborhood, and community? How have you reacted to this? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

Has this novel altered or changed your opinion about homosexuality? What message do you think Alex Sanchez is trying to send with this novel? In your opinion, is his message successful? Why or why not? Be sure to include...

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