Simple Guided Reading Questions
- Where is Flatbush Avenue?
- Why does Martine tell Sophie that she needs to learn English quickly?
- What does Martine buy from Jacqueline at the Haitian beauty salon?
- Who is Marc Chevalier?
- What happens at the Haitian restaurant in Asbury Park, New Jersey? Does Marc like the food?
- How many jobs does Martine have? What kinds of jobs are they?
- What does Sophie do while her mother is working?
- How did Martine meet Marc?
- What does Martine ask Sophie about her relationships to boys? What does she tell her about the test Ifé used to perform?
- How did Martine become pregnant with Sophie?
- How much time has passed? What is Sophie about to do?
- What was Sophie’s high school experience like?
- Who is Joseph? What does he do? How old is he?
- How do Joseph’s beliefs on the American view of young adult responsibility differ from the Haitian view?
- What does Joseph want his relationship with Sophie to become?