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The Best American Essays Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

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.


Lucy Grealy - This person struggles while living with a facial disfigurement.

Philippe Petit - This individual sees the world as a mailable piece of art and wants to expand its boundaries. This character has a fascination with trying to walk between well-known structures.

Nat King Cole - This person has a specific memory about a famous person's hair.

Mercedes - This person receives a misdiagnosis and dies from an unknown illness.

Dave Rahm - This person practices a dangerous and impressive skill and dies as a result.

Mr. Weidel -...

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