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A Contemporary Summery on Bronx Masquerade By Nikki Grimes Winner of the Coretta Scot King Award Report By Seth Love Grade 7th Teacher Language Arts Teacher Unknown Date Sunday August 03 2003 Time 1104 Bronx Masquerades setting varies from place to place There are three main settings A High School the ghettos of the Bronx and many mental settings that occur inside students heads The setting usually occurs in the in the high school More pacifically Mr Wards classroom The reason is Mr Ward holds a in class poetry event called Open Mike Fridays The book Bronx Masquerade is centered around Open Mike Fridays The time setting in this book is 2002 There for it is recent There are many different characters in the story One of the two main characters is Tyrone Bittings Tyrone thinks he has no future so school is a waste of time He is very racial towards Caucasians This is proven in the beginning of the book Tyrone says that white people are always talking about some future he has and that white people do not know any thing about what his life is like As the reader progresses through the book you see that Tyrone begins to develop tolerance for Caucasians He begins to like school because of Mr Wards Open Mike Fridays The other character is Mr Ward Mr Ward is tolerant of other races and thinks that school is a time to learn and understand others In the beginning of the book you see that his students do not respect him Tyrone thinks that Mr Ward is a lightweight do-gooder who would last five minutes in this neighborhood But as the story progressed Tyrone produces respect for Mr Ward Bronx Masquerade is about a high school class This class is filed with individuals going through trials and
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