Betsey Brown - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

Getting the children ready to go off on their separate buses to their new schools creates even more confusion than usual in the early morning Brown household. Eventually they find their buses. When Betsey arrives at her new school, the Dewey School, she notices that while the white children do not have red necks, neither do they speak or smile or even seem to see her. The only person to address her at all is her teacher. The geography lesson on Africa goes well, with Betsey able to name emerging states learned through Greer's morning quizzes and impress the children with the romantic sounds of words like Sierra Leone and Senegal. On the playground, one white girl even asks Betsey to teach her how to jump double-dutch, but by day's end Betsey still aches for home and her real friends, two of whom...

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