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.
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?