Study Guide

Annie John Characters

By Jamaica Kincaid

Annie John

Let's compare our titular character Annie John to another Annie—the feisty little orphan...

Mother

Like every relationship in this novel, we get all our intel on Annie's mother through Annie's...

Father

Poor Daddy John gets the short end of the stick when it comes to Annie's affection:When my eyes...

Gwen

Bestie. BFF. Bosom buddy. Confidante. Gwen is Annie John's pal. From the first day they meet,...

Ma Chess

We'll just go ahead and say it: we wish Ma Chess were our grandma.She's not the...

The Red Girl

The Red Girl is, contrary to popular understanding, not a Marvel sidekick. Well, as far as we...

Miss Edward

Miss Edward is history and geography teacher at Annie's school. She discovers Annie's graffiti...

Miss Nelson

Annie's first homeroom teacher at her new school. Impressed with Annie's intelligence, Miss...

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