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.
Esmeralda Santiago - This person is called "Negi" by his/her family so frequently that he/she does not realize this is a nickname for many years.
Ramona - This person is mother to eight children.
Pablito - This person is very strong-willed and has a volatile relationship with his/her spouse.
Delsa - This person is left in charge of his/her younger siblings on their journey to join the rest of the family in New York.
Raymond - This person's foot is mangled in a bicycle accident and must...
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