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Themes

Obliged to make a home away from home in America, Moon Shadow's survival and adaptability depends not only on his father but on the friends that they make along the way. As we come to see with the men of the Company and the Whitlaws, Moon Shadow's friends are his family in America. The significance of friendship throughout Dragonwings expands our common understanding of family to expand across blood lines.

Questions About Friendship

  1. Who would you say is Windrider's best friend?
  2. What is the difference between a friend and a family member in Dragonwings?
  3. Do people have to share common life experiences in order to be good friends?
  4. In the book, how does a friend show that she's are a good friend? What makes a good friend?

Chew on This

Try on an opinion or two, start a debate, or play the devil’s advocate.

Since friends are people who support you no matter what, Mother is Windrider's best friend in Dragonwings.

Since friends are people who know what you need better than you do, Uncle Bright Star is the best friend to Windrider in Dragonwings.

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