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.
Jacob Aguillard - This character's sister is killed by white men in 1947 when they run her into the river at Mardi Gras.
Robert Louis Stevenson Banks - See Chimley.
Cherry Bello - This character is a light-skinned black man who owns a liquor and grocery store and is dressed nicely.
Grant Bello - See Cherry Bello.
Charlie Biggs - This character spends the entire story hiding in the swamp and is killed in the shoot-out with the lynch mob.
Myrtle Bouchard - See Miss Merle.
Beau Boutan - This character is the...
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