The Book of Harlan - Chapters 20 - 24 Summary & Analysis

Bernice L. McFadden
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In Chapter 20 Harlan is exposed to the different types of people in New York City as he and Emma and Sam get settled into their new home in Harlem. The home was a three-story row house, the top floor was rented to Mayemma Smith with her two children, John and Darlene. Mayemma and John's skin was a lighter tone of brown than Darlene's whose skin was dark brown.

Harlan gets settled into his new neighborhood and school in Chapter 21. His personality and polite manners made him well liked and easily welcomed by teachers, the neighborhood children and their parents. Harlan was not a good student but the teachers passed him based on his being liked by them. Emma felt guilty for missing out on his early years and did not discipline Harlan and even threatened Sam if he said or did anything to...

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