The Final Four by Paul Volponi. Viking, 2012
1. This book raises a lot of questions about whether college athletes should receive compensation from the NCAA for their talent. What do you believe and why? In what ways, if any, has your opinion been informed by or changed by this novel?
2. Malcolm McBride, Roko Basic and Michael Jordan are each facing challenges—some off the court, some on. What are their similarities and what are their differences. How do they work individually and together as characters to illuminate realities for college athletes?
3. In what ways do you think the secondary female characters were stereotyped? How could they have changed those roles to make them less stereotypical?