Short Essay Answer Key
1. How does Frannie describe the new boy's voice on his first morning in the class room, and why does the class react to it?
Frannie notes that his voice is "new and soft." His voice is probably more notable than it would otherwise have been because he is white and his accent would have been different from that of most of the students.
2. What does Frannie say about her memories of the year she'd started school a month late?
She says that when she'd arrived at school in October, a month after school started, everyone else had already "buddied up." She remember that she had felt like an outsider even though school had been in session only for a month. She says that memory had been on her mind all day.
3. What does Frannie say about the new boy's appearance as he looks...
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