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.
Miss Adams - She rules her team strictly, and unlike the rest of the students, speaks up for her rights.
Mrs. Burke - She remains bigoted in her beliefs throughout and helps stir up other white women against Centreville' s African-American community.
Wayne Burke - During the tenth grade, Anne starts to tutor him and his friends in mathematics, and the two teenagers become friends.
Ed Cassidy - He is known among the African-American community as the "quiet nigger hater."
Mr. C. O. Chinn - He. is a powerful man in the...
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