1. Choose a character and situation from the list below. Consider the events from the novel and assume the character's persona as you complete the writing assignment. Be sure to use language appropriate for your character. The content of the letter should reflect your interpretation of the character and his or her relationships and knowledge of the story. · Write a letter from Chris's father to Chris explaining his actions. · Writer a letter from Chris's mother to Chris explaining Mr. Cook's actions. · Write a letter from Chris to her mother describing her confusion about Adam and asking for help. · Write a letter from Adam to Chris's father. · Write a letter from Adam's mother to Chris's mother. 2. Write a scene in which Chris and Adam meet a year after the events in the novel end. 3. Chris learns that her community holds many views about the refugees. What are the differing views? What are some ways in which Americans today react to immigrants? How are these feelings different from or the same as those expressed by Oswegonians in the novel? 4. Think about Chris's neighbor, Mr. Richards. Why is he in this novel? What might his role be?