Study Guide

The Poisonwood Bible Characters

By Barbara Kingsolver

Leah Price

Out of all Nathan Price's daughters, Leah changes the most... and the least. When she first comes...

Rachel Rebeccah Price

We thought about writing two pages about Rachel's beautiful hair, because that's what she would...

Adah Ellen Price

The middle Price daughter, Leah's twin, was born with hemiplegia, a disease that left her weaker...

Ruth May Price

Five at the start of the novel, little Ruth May doesn't get to be much older. We have to keep...

Nathan Price

Nathan Price wasn't born breathing fire and brimstone, but we'd forgive you if you thought...

Orleanna Price

As a young girl in Pearl, MS, Orleanna made what some might call the worst decision of her life:...

Anatole Ngemba

Anatole is the orphan-turned-schoolteacher of Kilanga village who translates Nathan Price's...

Aunt Elisabet

We don't get to spend too much time with Anatole's Aunt Elisabet, whom they find at Bikoki...

Brother Fowles

The man the Prices took over the mission in Kilanga from, Brother Fowles, is a kind,...

Eeben Axelroot

Here's a game for you: How many synonyms of the word "sleazy" can you come up with? You're going...

The Underdowns

The Underdowns are like the English-speaking welcome wagon to the Congo when the Prices arrive to...

Kilanga Villagers

The Price family makes its home in the village of Kilanga for over a year. While the previous...