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.
Langston Hughes - This character was one of the most influential artists of the Twentieth century. He used his experiences as a black man living in America, and as a black man traveling the world to enrich his soul and writing.
James Hughes - This character is a hardheaded and selfish individual with strong views on the world.
Carrie Hughes - This character is represented as an indecisive individual who is constantly breaking up with and getting back together with Langston's stepfather.
Mary Hughes - This character is a proud and...
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