The Boston Girl Characters

Anita Diamant
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Addie Baum

Addie Baum is the narrator and principal protagonist of the novel “The Boston Girl” by Anita Diamant. Addie, born in the year 1900, is the wife of Aaron Metsky, is the youngest child of Papa and Mameh, and is the sister of Betty and Celia. Addie’s life story is conveyed in the novel to her granddaughter, Ava. Much of the story Addie tells is of her early life – from the age of 15 through her early 30s. During this span of time, Addie becomes an early feminist, as she endeavors to be financially independent, have a career, and be a wife and mother at the same time. Addie makes a good group of friends through everything, including Filomena and Rita, whom help are helped by Addie in turn as time passes. She writes about social reform movements, advocates against lynching, and ultimately publishes a book about the first...

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