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Thi Bui
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Being a Parent and a Child

Discuss what Thi has learned about parent/child relationships after becoming a mother.

Being a Parent and a Child

How does Thi negotiate the dual family roles of being both a parent and a child? How to those different roles shape her relationships?

The Closeness of Family

How have Thi's experiences and the experiences of her parents impacted their family relationships? Discuss how experiences can shape relationships and character with examples from the book.

What We Inherit

Discuss what Thi feels she has inherited from her parents. How does this inheritance shape her personal identity and sense of self?

What We Inherit

Explore the idea of inherited trauma. Use evidence from external sources to explain the character development of people in The Best We Could Do.

Refugee Reflex

Explain the term "Refugee Reflex." How is this a part of Thi's identity...

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