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.
Amabelle Desir - This character is orphaned at a young age when her parents drown in the river between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, as they try to cross over to attend a market on the far side. When Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo begins a genocidal campaign against all Haitians in his country, this character must flee for her life.
Don Ignacio - This character is a wealthy Dominican landowner, Valencia's father. This character was born in Spain, and constantly looks back to his lost homeland.
Doctor Javier - An intense...
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