Rain Is Not My Indian Name: Deadlines

Quick Questions

  1. Are Rain’s photos published in the newspaper?
  2. What is The Flash’s interview question for Rain?
  3. Who is the subject of the biography that Fynn has been reading?
  4. What’s the latest update on Fynn and Natalie’s engagement?

For Book Talks Or Your Journal

second best friends

In the journal entry to this chapter, we get a glimpse into Rain and Queenie’s friendship. What does it reveal about the two girls How are they alike? How are they different? How long do you think it’ll be before they’re acting like best friends again?

connecting and communicating

The Flash and Rain talk about their identities, He doesn’t understand why Aunt Georgia would have the campers build the pasta bridge. She’s surprised to learn that he’s Jewish. Both of these characters struggle a bit toward understanding. What do you think of this friendship between The Flash and Rain?

Inspiration image; some friendships last forever.

One of Rain’s most important relationships is with Queen, who is a Black Seminole. So, they are both Native, but Rain also has European heritage and Queenie also has Black heritage. Their originally southeastern tribes include bicultural Native members, both those with European ancestors and those with Black ancestors.

After many years of best friendship, they found their relationship tested by their respective connections to Galen. The miscommunication likely would’ve quickly blown over, but Galen’s death and Rain’s grief froze the moment. Rain withdrew from everyone rather than reaching out to Queenie when they needed each other most. When do you know that Rain and Queenie’s bond will heal? How do you think that will happen? Did you spot any glimmers of hope in the story?

Have you ever had to work to repair a relationship with a someone you loved? How did you go about doing that?

wedding bell blues

Fynn and Natalie’s sudden engagement is being postponed. Do you think they will get married eventually? Why or why not?