American Street

American Street

by

Ibi Zoboi

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Mr. Nolan Character Analysis

Mr. Nolan is Fabiola’s English teacher. At first, Fabiola is distraught at first when Mr. Nolan gives her essays poor grades and asks her to cite her sources—but as she learns to write better, she appreciates Mr. Nolan more. He’s one of the few Black male teachers she has, so Fabiola finds him especially interesting.
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Mr. Nolan Character Timeline in American Street

The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Nolan appears in American Street. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 12
Family and Loyalty Theme Icon
Identity and the Immigrant Experience Theme Icon
Fabiola’s English teacher, Mr. Nolan , hands back her paper and explains that she got a low grade because she... (full context)
Chapter 17
Dignity and the American Dream Theme Icon
Identity and the Immigrant Experience Theme Icon
After class, Mr. Nolan gives Fabiola her revised paper. Since Fabiola added evidence, Mr. Nolan bumped her grade up... (full context)
Family and Loyalty Theme Icon
Trauma, Violence, and Desperation Theme Icon
Outside, Imani notices Fabiola’s A and says that Mr. Nolan went easy on her. Imani insists that Fabiola has been spending too much time with... (full context)
Chapter 32
Spirituality Theme Icon
Family and Loyalty Theme Icon
Trauma, Violence, and Desperation Theme Icon
In the days after Kasim’s death, Fabiola meets Kasim’s mother and speaks with Mr. Nolan and Ms. Stanley. She barely listens; everyone knows the story of the Four Bees now.... (full context)