The Other Wes Moore


Wes Moore

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Alma is Wes’s maternal grandmother. When Mary tells her she is pregnant at 16, Alma replies that it’s fine as long as Mary gets her education. Mary intends to rely on her mother for help with the baby, but shortly after Tony is born Alma dies of a failed kidney transplant.
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Alma Character Timeline in The Other Wes Moore

The timeline below shows where the character Alma appears in The Other Wes Moore. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: Is Daddy Coming with Us?
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Friendship, Family, and Brotherhood Theme Icon
Race, Inequality, and Injustice Theme Icon
...from college, and why she now won’t be able to. When Mary told her mother, Alma, that she was pregnant at 16, Alma responded that she didn’t care as long as... (full context)