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.
Vivian Gussin Paley - This person was a kindergarten teacher in the fifties and sixties, during the days of the civil rights struggle that defined the era.
Alma Franklin - This person was the author's first black student.
Valerie Wood and Fred Barton - These two individuals were the second and third black children to be in the author's class.
Steven Sherman - This person told the author he did not have to talk to her because she was a white lady.
Janet Albright - This individual was a student teacher who came...
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