Chapter 1 Summary
In this chapter, we learn some basic things about the main character, Melba, and we know that she is born on December 7th, 1941. Melba's birth was a complicated one, but she eventually made a full recovery and on top of all of that, Melba also had to go through the harsh reality of segregation when she was five years old.
Chapter 2 Summary
In this chapter, the local newspapers talk about the Brown Vs. Board Of Education case, which was sent to the Supreme Court, but soon her teacher dismisses Melba’s class early, and the teacher told them to walk in groups and to hurry. They begin to enter a persimmon field soon, and soon a man starts chasing Melba down, and …show more content…
After lunch, Melba went to gym class. By the time Melba had reached Study Hall, a horrendous, troubling headache began to try to take control of Melba. Soon Melba was being asked all kinds of questions, like:
How were you treated?
Did anybody hit you?
Did anybody call you names?
On Thursday, September 26, 1957, we find out something about Melba’s protection in school. Melba quickly finds out and realizes that she has been assigned a bodyguard. The chapter ends with Melba taking note in her diary that today she was assigned a bodyguard.
Chapter 9 Summary
In this chapter, Melba continues her quest with going to Central High. At this point in time, Melba has become adjusted with the military routine that she must follow when she enters Central High. Danny tells Melba that he is here to keep Melba alive.
Melba pushes and forces herself to survive a tough, fierce rest of the day at Central High. Melba quickly realizes that something isn’t quite as it’s supposed to be: On Friday’s, at Melba’s school, there is usually a boatload of kids here on Friday’s, but today, on Friday, Melba is practically alone, mysteriously. Soon Danny senses that there is dynamite coming their way, and thankfully, Melba and Danny manage to escape the dynamite and not get seriously hurt and/or injured.
Over the next twenty minutes, Melba’s brain was questioning what would happen tonight at the game. After an exhausting three days at Central High, Melba