1. Describe Deck Lee.
Deck Lee is a black intellectual father of two biracial daughters, Birdie and Cole. He is married to Sandy, a white political activist. Deck spends the entire novel working on an academic book that he hopes will completely revolutionize the racial issues of America.
2. Describe Sandy Lee.
Sandy Lee is a white mother of two biracial daughters, Birdie and Cole. She is married to Deck, a black intellectual writer. The privileged daughter of a Harvard professor, Sandy devotes her time and energy to social issues, particularly those that affect the black community.
3. Describe Birdie Lee.
Birdie Lee is the youngest daughter of Sandy and Deck Lee. Birdie is a light skinned biracial child with straight hair. She adores her older sister, Cole.
4. Describe Cole Lee.
Cole Lee is the oldest daughter of Sandy and Deck Lee. Cole is a dark skinned biracial child with dark curly hair. She speaks to her little sister in a secret language known only to the two of them.
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