Title Profile & Character Information

River, Cross My Heart

Awards
2000  Alex Awards

Characters
NameBynum, Johnnie Mae
GenderFemale
TraitAfrican American

NameBynum, Willie
GenderMale
TraitsMarried
Father
African American

NameBynum, Alice
GenderFemale
TraitsMarried
Mother
African American

GenreDomestic
Historical
Coming of age
Psychological
Fiction
TopicsAfrican Americans
Death of a child
Grief
Search for a better life
Guilt
Racial identity
Family tragedy
Self-discovery
Redemption
SettingGeorgetown, D.C.
African American community