Originally from West Virginia, LaJoe’s mother, Lelia, leaves the South to find a job in Chicago. After moving into the Henry Horner Homes, she is active in the local Democratic Party, but moves out of Horner after LaJoe’s sister is murdered. Paralyzed by a stroke, she then moves back into LaJoe’s apartment but promptly leaves Horner again because of the overcrowded apartment and the neighborhood’s violence.
Lelia Mae Anderson Character Timeline in There Are No Children Here
The timeline below shows where the character Lelia Mae Anderson appears in There Are No Children Here. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...keep from banging onto his door. Overwhelmed by the constant activity and violence around her, Lelia Mae decides to move out. A few days later, LaShawn gives birth to her third child,... (full context)