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.
William Howland - As one of the keepers of the house, this character comes from a prosperous family yet knows the value of hard work.
Abigail Tolliver - This character was raised by a grandparent after the death of a parent. Divorced, this character is raising four children.
Margaret Carmichael Howland - This character, descended from a freejacks, grows up poor, but later joins a well-to-do household.
Robert Carmichael - This character is the eldest child of an interracial relationship, who becomes an engineer.
Nina Carmichael - This character is described...
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