Chapter 32

  1. When Addie Ann hears the jury foreman state the verdict, she says, “The bayou floods inside me.” Why do you think that the author chose the image of water to express Addie Ann’s reaction to the news?
  2. Addie Ann says, “Setting an innocent Negro free isn’t the same as locking up a guilty man.” What does she mean?
  3. Did the jury deliver a fair verdict? Why or why not?
  4. Addie Ann says that she grew up more in the last four months than in the four years before that. She said she had “an inside growth spurt.” Have you ever had an experience that led to an inside growth spurt? Explain.

Mississippi Delta Bayou


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