Support all your claims with evidence from the book – Yes and No answers will not receive credit.
1. Does Henry give up on Keiko too easily? What else could he have done to find her? Could Keiko have made more of an effort to see Henry once she was released from the camp? Do you think Ethel might have known what was happening with Henry's letters?
2. What exciting world event has just happened when Henry asks Ethel to marry him? What does his father admit to after he tells him that he is marrying Ethel? If you were Henry, would you be able to forgive your father? Does Henry's father deserve forgiveness?
3. The US has been called a nation of immigrants. In what ways do the families of Keiko and Henry illustrate different aspects of the American immigrant experience? Give examples from the book that support your narrative.
4. The novel ends with Henry and Keiko meeting again after more than forty years. Jump ahead a year and imagine what has happened to them in that time. Use evidence from the novel.
What question(s) do you have for the group?