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.
Jamal Hicks - 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.
Tito Cruz - 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.
Sassy Hicks - This character uses tattling as a...
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