Chapters 15 and 16 Summary
Marie worried about Lena and why she hadn't been in school. She found herself walking in Lena's neighborhood to see if she could figure out where she lived and if one of the pale-faced men she passed by was her father. One weekend, she ran right into Lena and her little sister, Dion, who didn't know that Lena's new friend was black. She saw right away that Lena looked cleaner. Marie asked Lena why she hadn't been at school. Dion had been sick and she had to take care of her. It was freezing out and Marie invited the girls over for hot chocolate. They couldn't believe how beautiful Marie's house was. Her father had renovated the kitchen and it looked like something out of House & Gardens. Her father came in and was very pleasant. He teased the girls and asked why he hadn't been invited to...