Miss Grybas is a strict teacher from the school that Lina and Jonas attend. She takes charge of engaging the children so that they have something to think about apart from the horror of their situation. Like Elena, she is characterized by her strength and willingness to help others, and refuses to sign a contract condemning herself and other deportees to 25 years of hard labor.
The timeline below shows where the character Miss Grybas appears in Between Shades of Gray. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...“Davai” at them, meaning “hurry.” They are put on a truck with several other people: Miss Grybas , a spinster teacher from school, the librarian, a hotel owner, and other men Lina... (full context)
...overcrowded. Shelves, six feet deep, have been installed, presumably to stack people on. Elena and Miss Grybas observe that all the men are gone—only elderly, infirm men are a part of the... (full context)
...who always carries a doll, her mother, and other people stream out of their shacks. Miss Grybas rushes out to say goodbye, claiming they are being sent to America. The grouchy woman... (full context)