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.
Pharoah Rivers - One of the two main characters in the book, he is nine-years-old when the story begins.
Lafeyette Rivers - A lean boy, he is the fourth oldest child in his family but is the oldest boy consistently living at home.
LaJoe Rivers - She is the thirty-five-year old mother of eight children.
Paul Rivers - This man is the children's father who used to work but drugs have destroyed much of his life.
Terrence Rivers - This character lectures his brother on the importance of getting an education...
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