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  • key event
  • Larry states "Maleeka's face says she needs to stay out of the sun" pg (16).
  • Gregory Williams proclaims "Naw, man, Maleeka's face says, black is beautiful" pg (16).
  • Propelling the action
  • "I'm failing all my classes. Char's on my case all the time. I gotta borrow clothes to look like somebody". pg (65)
  • outcome
  • Miss. Saunders says "I know the students have been hard on you. The picture on the blackboard. The name calling in the halls. Kids telling you to buy a new face" pg(114).
  • Maleeka (main character) is in 8th grade. She moved to a new school but things aren't quite going the way she would expect it to. She is being picked on by rude people such as "Larry Baker" because of her skin color. As the story will continue you will see more people starting to bully her.
  • Key event
  • Char states "we gonna jack Miss.Saunders up", I hate that woman. Hate her" pg (131).
  • Maleeka told her friend john-john what was going on. She doesn't like how everything is going. There's another character in the book named Charlese. Charlese tells Maleeka unless she wants nice clothes she has to do her homework. Maleekas mom sewe's clothes but she doesn't like to wear them in school because people will make fun of her
  • Propelling the action
  • "I have to do something. They'll think i'm chicken if i don't" pg (140).
  • Char claims "Get over here Maleeka your'e in this too!"pg (140).
  • Even though Maleeka is getting bullied over her skin color she still keeps her head up high and doesn't worry about what anyone else says. Later on in the book she starts doing some stuff that impacted on her and her mom.
  • outcome
  • Maleeka's mom proclaims "I've been thinking all day.Trying to figure out how to raise to thousand dollars to pay for the damages. The more i though about it, the more i broke out in bumps" pg (148)
  • Maleeka doesn't want to get herself into this but char makes her. Of course. Maleeka, char, and two other girls sneak in the school at the crack of dawn...
  • Maleeka, Char, and her two other "friends" are messing with Miss. Sounders classroom. Maleeka is very fearful at this moment. She doesn't want to get caught. But unfortnately, she did, by accidentally setting the classroom on fire.
  • Maleeka made her mom stressed. She needs to pay $2,000 for the damages that maleeka made. But eventually, things go way better for her and her mom.
  • What have i done. I just made momma stressed.
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