I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Describe Grandmother Baxter and her family

Chapter 9 - 12

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Momma Henderson is Maya and Bailey's grandmother, and their father Bailey Sr.'s mother. She owns a store in Stamps, Arkansas, and is a highly religious, very exacting woman. She moulds Maya and Bailey into intelligent, polite, and religious children. She is strong and practical, but embarrasses Maya in not standing up to prejudice. Uncle Willie,Momma Henderson's crippled son,  lives with her and helps run the store. He disciplines Bailey and Maya severely on rare occasions, and they are a bit wary of him because of his disability and temperament.