The Secret Life of Bees | Study Guide

Sue Monk Kidd

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The Secret Life of Bees | Character Map

Lily Owens White teenage girl; seeks information about her dead mother T. Ray Owens Cruel, bitter man; runs a peach orchard Rosaleen Daise Free-thinking black woman June Boatwright Independent black woman; teacher and musician May Boatwright Eccentric, fragile, overly empathetic black woman August Boatwright Strong black woman; beekeeper Zachary Taylor Black teenage boy; wants to become a lawyer Father Caretaker Beekeeping apprentice Friends and romantic partners Sisters Sisters Caretaker Sisters Mother Beekeeping apprentice Spouses Deborah Fontanel Owens Unhappily married woman; deceased
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