This foster child wants one thing -- to be reunited with her mother.
This character has raised many children in the twenty years she has been a foster mother.
William Ernest (W.E.) Teague
This foster child isn't as slow as some think; rather he just needs confidence.
Courtney Rutherford Hopkins
This character is the mother of the main character.
This elderly neighbor is the first African American the main character ever met.
Miss Miriam Ellis
This case worker cares very much for the children she places in the foster system.
This feisty, disheveled child annoys the main character, yet they have much in common.
This character is the principal of the main character's new school.
This character is a fifth grade teacher who has more in common with the main character than not.
Nonnie (Mrs. Hopkins)
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