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Kitchenette Building

Kitchenette Building


by Gwendolyn Brooks

Kitchenette Building: What's Cooking, Chicago? True or False

1. What is a kitchenette building? -> A building filled with small kitchens that were used by the community, sometimes rented by the hour.
2. Why were there so many people using a single bathroom? -> Each family, or apartment, had to share a bathroom with several other families in the building.
3. In the second stanza, what cooking smells does Brooks describe? -> Onions and fried potatoes.
4. In what city does this poem most likely take place? -> Chicago
5. In what decade does this poem likely take place? -> The 1960s