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.
Lutie Johnson - A young, single parent living in Harlem, New York who has defied the odds and works as a civil servant clerk.
Bub - An innocent but streetwise child who is terrified of the dark.
Jones, The Super - The apartment building's superintendent who finds it difficult to interact with people.
Min - This character believes that a woman cannot make it on her own.
Mrs. Hedges - A nosy busybody who runs a whorehouse.
Junto - This character is the owner of many businesses throughout Harlem.
Boots Smith - An...
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