This character is a young black boy who is a dreamer and fantasizes about a better life for himself and his family, especially when he goes to the boat basin.
This character is a young Puerto Rican boy who lives with his grandmother.
Mrs. Hicks (Mama)
This character has a son in jail and spends her days traveling to the prison to see him, and when he is stabbed, she spends hours by his side.
This character uses tattling as a way to get attention from her preoccupied mother.
This character is in prison for robbery and murder. He has never led a good life, and it does not surprise anyone that he is in jail.
This character only shows up for his son when he needs money.
This character is the class bully.
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