The Secret Life of Bees

chap 4

who is Zach?

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Zachary Taylor

Zach is a black boy who works on the honey farm assisting August with beekeeping. He is smart and is a talented football player. He has aspirations to become a lawyer. After he meets Lily, the two of them become fast friends and subsequently fall in love. After Zach is jailed for a crime he did not commit, he becomes angry and becomes concerned with civil rights. He devotes his life to changing the world. Among his first steps in that direction is his decision to attend a white high school.