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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

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