Have a class discussion about Aliyah and Markie and their relationship to one another.
After the discussion write a paper analyzing Aliyah or Markie from the perspective of the other. For instance, you can analyze Markie from the perspective of Aliyah or vice versa. How are they similar? Do they relate so well to each other as a result of self-esteem and confidence issues? How do they feel when their bodies change? What lesson(s) do they take away from this experience?