Tyrone Bittingsappears in Tyrone
This character is an angry kid who does not care about school and wants to be a hip-hop star, but he does not think he will live long enough to do so.
Wesley Bad Boy Booneappears in Wesley
This character begins the Open Mike Fridays, and introduces poetry to the entire class.
Mr. Wardappears in Bronx Masquerade
This is the teacher for the high school English class in the book.
Chankara Troupeappears in Chankara
This character gets beat up by a boy but throws him out of her house because she will not be like her sister, who has a physically abusive boyfriend.
Raul Ramirezappears in Raul
This character is a painter and poet who likens himself to Diego Rivera.
Diondra Jordanappears in Diondra
This character is six feet tall and shy; she gets teased for not being good at basketball.
Devon Hopeappears in Devon
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