The Risk Pool Topics for Discussion

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What are common misconceptions many of the people in Mohawk have of "Money People"?

Does Ned have a stronger alliance to his mother or his father, and why?

How does the author use the numerous minor characters in The Risk Pool to provide insight into life in Mohawk?

Describe why this novel is often referred to as a "coming of age" story.

How does the fictional town of Mohawk, New York resemble many blue-collar towns during the post-World War II period?

How does Ned begin to resemble his father as he gets older?

What examples of racial or cultural tension to you find in Mohawk?

Is Jenny a good mother? Why or why not?

Is Sam a good father? Why or why not?

Describe one of your favorite minor characters in The Risk Pool and how they contribute to the overall storyline and meaning...

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