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Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America Characters & Character Analysis

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Important People

Nathan McCall

Author of "Makes Me Wanna Holler," McCall is a child when his mother and stepfather move the family to Portsmouth, Virginia, in 1964. McCall is the youngest of three sons of his mother and lives with his stepfather's son by a previous marriage. He readily admits to being the most rebellious of the boys and says that he refuses to obey the rules, willingly taking his punishments for that refusal. He seems bright but realizes in junior high that carrying school books and making the honor roll is not a trait that will endear him to his friends.

McCall soon becomes very street wise and finds himself in trouble, initially for shoplifting and later for shooting another young man in the back and finally for robbing a McDonalds. The time in prison is good for him in that it provides a way for him to turn his...

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