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.
Mother - In the first chapter, the quality that stands out in regard to this woman is her amazing poise in the face of adversity. She knows she is about to be taken away from her home, her husband is already incarcerated, and she knows she has limited ability to protect her children.
Girl - She is a typical ten-year-old who has a favorite candy, a favorite song, is beginning to like boys, and she enjoys mildly picking on her little brother. She has a beautiful exuberance and enthusiasm for life.
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