James is initially a close friend of Lafeyette’s, and the two of them live in the same building and have grown up together. James is more athletic and easygoing than Lafeyette. Even though the two of them spend a lot of their time together, when James moves to another housing complex, Lafeyette shows little emotion, accepting that people he cares about are bound to abandon him.
James Howard Character Timeline in There Are No Children Here
The timeline below shows where the character James Howard appears in There Are No Children Here. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...where the shooting is coming from, then running. Luckily, though, Pharoah soon notices Lafeyette’s friend James running toward their building and follows him, finding safety in their apartment. Despite the severity... (full context)
...court because he doesn’t want to be recruited by gangs. Both Lafeyette and his friend James fear being recruited into gangs and forced to commit violent acts, such as killing someone—which... (full context)
...Bird Leg by surprise. News of Bird Leg’s near-immediate death soon reaches Lafeyette, but unlike James and the rest of the growing crowd, Lafeyette refuses go see Bird Leg, having already... (full context)
...the ceremony at a storefront church outside the neighborhood. At the church, Lafeyette, Pharoah, and James all walk up to Bird Leg’s casket. The young boy’s swollen face makes him look... (full context)
...residents become more comfortable. Pharoah dances freely to the music, making LaJoe laugh, while Rickey, James, and Lafeyette stay to the side. Lafeyette has come to accept Rickey, and Pharoah and... (full context)