This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
lady in blue - This character, who loves to dance "mamba bomba merengue" and ran away at age sixteen to meet Willie Colon at a dance marathon, is racially mixed and speaks a little Spanish.
lady in brown - This character begins and ends the play, participates in a few of the poems and relates the poem "toussaint."
lady in green - This character dances the poem "sechita," in which Sechita psychologically turns the tables on her situation and rises above the dirty carnival of Natchez, Mississippi.
lady in orange -...
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