Study Guide

Dicey's Song Characters

Dicey Tillerman

If you’re looking for a YA heroine who breaks the mold, Dicey might as well go around...

Abigail Tillerman (Gram)

Gram’s a crazy old bat, but she’s also pretty awesome. Although she’d never...

Liza Tillerman (Momma)

Let’s just put on our big boy pants and tell it like it is: Dicey’s mom spends the...

James Tillerman

James is that kid who sits in the back of the class, but always has the right answers. He's a...

Maybeth Tillerman

Dicey’s younger sister Maybeth is not your average student. She struggles to understand...

Sammy Tillerman

Dicey’s youngest sibling, Sammy, is known for fighting. Or at least he was. Once he gets to...

Mr. Lingerle

Think of Mr. Lingerle as the guinea pig for the Tillermans' experiments in reaching out. A...

Jeff Greene

Jeff's a 10th-grade guitar-playing boy who serenades Dicey every day after school and invites her...

Mina Smiths

Mina's a popular, outspoken African-American girl who’s in Dicey’s grade at school....

Minor Characters

She's the longtime owner of the local grocery store and Dicey’s boss. She’s a...