Short Essay Questions Key
1. Of what does Kate inform Barney regarding the school librarian?
Kate informs Barney that the school librarian, Mrs. Salters, has quit her position over some altercation with Principal Moore. Kate has learned this information from her mother.
2. Describe Deirdre Fitzgerald.
Deirdre Fitzgerald is the new school librarian. She is a tall, slender woman with a kind voice. It is clear that Deirdre is looking forward to her new job at George Mason High School.
3. Describe Nora Baines.
Nora Baines is the school history teacher, and is a short, heavy, blonde woman in her forties. As she is introduced, it is clear that she is dreading the new school year.
4. What does Nora Baines tell Deirdre about censorship issues at the school?
Nora states that in the previous school year, there had been complaints about certain library books. When Deirdre says that Principal Moore told her those issues were settled smoothly, Nora laughs and informs Deirdre that Moore's handling of the issues is the reason for the previous librarian's departure.
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