Vivian Baxter Bailey
Maya's mother is a beautiful, sexy, vibrant, smart woman with more than a little common sense.
She was an octoroon-a person with one eighth African American blood-which means that her skin was white.
Mother's second husband, is "the first father I would know." A successful businessman, he adds stability to Maya's life.
A self-pitying Stamps widower who uses his grief as a way to win the sympathy of others.
An elegant black lady who lives in Stamps, she makes Maya proud to be an African American.
Mrs. Annie Henderson
Maya's grandmother, is a strong, independent, righteous woman.
Bailey Johnson, Jr.
Maya's brother, Bailey, is her best friend. A bright and imaginative companion, he shares her love of books and of drama.
Bailey Johnson, Sr.
Maya's unpredictable father cares about his children but only in a casual way...
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