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.
Aya-obasan - See Ayako Nakane.
Mr. Barker - This character owns a beet field on which the narrator's family works after leaving Vancouver.
Rough Lock Bill - This character makes a very brief appearance, but leaves the message that it is important to see people as people and not as races, making this clear by telling stories about the land and saving a drowning child.
Old Man Gower - This character lures the main character close enough to be sexually abused, and is asked to watch the house when the family...
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