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.
Guitar Bains - As a child, this character's father was killed in a terrible industrial accident and his mother abandons the family when she cannot cope. Because his mother gives him candy after his father's death, sweets make this character sick.
Susan Byrd - This character lives in Shalimar and is not very helpful to Milkman the first time he sees this character because this character does not want her friend, Grace Long, to know about their shared ancestry.
Circe - This character is the woman who hides Pilate and Macon after their...
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