Suburban Mosaic

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by Leslie Stella

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Discussion Questions

  1. Would you have made similar decisions as Badi if you faced the same bullying that he did?  What would you have done differently?  How would you react?
  2. What do you think the other students, teachers, or even his parents could have done to help Badi when he was being bullied?
  3. What do you think about Bud’s relationship with Nikki?  Do you think it helped him or harmed him?
  4. Discuss Badi’s relationship with his parents: how did the generation gap affect their relationship, do you think Badi’s parents’ expectations of him were realistic, or did their cultural beliefs add to the already tense relationship?
  5. What did you think about the end of the book?  Do you think Bud’s friends should have covered for him?  What do you think is in store for Badi in the future?