A kind woman who runs the orphanage in Memphis to which Richard is sent as a young child, Miss Simon takes a liking to Richard, who is so nervous that he cannot perform the tasks of her “secretary,” as she desires. Miss Simon later punishes Richard with the switch for trying to escape the orphanage.
Miss Simon Character Timeline in Black Boy
The timeline below shows where the character Miss Simon appears in Black Boy. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.