Study Guide

Bronx Masquerade Characters

By Nikki Grimes

Tyrone Bittings

Bronx Masquerade is a novel with nineteen (yes, you read that number right) different narrators....

Mr. Ward

Mr. Ward plays a super important role in this book—after all, he's the English teacher who...

Diondra Jordan

When people look at Diondra, they see a basketball player. No, not because she's always wearing...

Lupe Algarin

Lupe is one of the sweetest kids in Mr. Ward's class, and she always has a kind word for...

Janelle Battle

Janelle has so many things going for her: She's smart, she has great friends, and people like...

Devon Hope

Devon might be good at basketball, but he's tired of people thinking that's all there is to...

Sheila Gamberoni

Sheila's story is probably one of the most controversial in the book. While all her other friends...

Wesley "Bad Boy" Boone

Wesley is the student genius who first gives Mr. Ward the idea to start Open Mike Fridays:We...

Chankara Troupe

Chankara is determined not to end up like her older sister. So when Chankara's boyfriend gets a...

Raul Ramirez

Raul might come from a humble background, but he has a whole lot of confidence. Not only can this...

Gloria Martinez

Gloria walks through high school with a giant label hanging over her head that announces her...

Leslie Lucas

Leslie moves to this high school in the Bronx when her mom dies. As if losing a parent isn't...

Judianne Alexander

Judianne is the one character that doesn't change much throughout the story. Sure, she opens up a...

Tanisha Scott

Pretty much everyone at her high school admires Tanisha, but that doesn't mean she likes the...

Sterling S. Hughes

Sterling's nickname is "Preacher" because he's open about his faith, which makes him a bit of a...

Amy Moscowitz

People don't really like Amy. To be fair, she makes it kind of hard for them to: ever since Amy's...

Steve Ericson

Steve is another one of Mr. Ward's students with big dreams. This kid is going to Broadway, and...

Raynard Patterson

People don't think much of Raynard. Heck, the other kids in Mr. Ward's class doubt he can even...

Porscha Johnson

Porscha Johnson is a bit of a mystery. The kids in school think she's a bit "touched in the head"...

Mai Tren

Mai Tren's voice is the last one we hear in the book. Thing is, he isn't even in Mr. Ward's...