There Are No Children Here

by

Alex Kotlowitz

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Leonard “Porkchop” Anderson Character Analysis

Pharoah’s cousin and closest friend, Porkchop, is a couple of years younger than him. Unlike Pharoah, who is often more reserved, Porkchop initially seems shy but is animated by a strong, nervous energy. The two of them are inseparable and usually do all of their activities together, from playing basketball at Horner to working by the stadium for some pocket money.
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Leonard “Porkchop” Anderson Character Timeline in There Are No Children Here

The timeline below shows where the character Leonard “Porkchop” Anderson appears in There Are No Children Here. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
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The two brothers and their six friends include “Porkchop,” Pharoah’s cousin and closest friend, and James Howard, a close friend of Lafeyette who has... (full context)
Chapter 17
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Pharoah takes this task seriously and partners with Porkchop to guard people’s cars. He also sometimes asks stadium-goers if they have any extra tickets,... (full context)
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That night, after the police tells the neighborhood children not to watch cars, Pharoah and Porkchop return to Horner to play basketball. However, Lafeyette decides to stay and help a parking... (full context)
Chapter 21
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...apartment, realizing that this is not is moment to celebrate, and goes to look for Porkchop. (full context)
Chapter 25
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...hard to take care of their children. One day, Pharoah goes to visit her with Porkchop and asks her about college. When he asks her why she still doesn’t have a... (full context)
Chapter 26
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...soon leave the party, which disappoints LaJoe, Pharoah spends the party smiling and waiting for Porkchop to come. Porkchop arrives two hours late, having forgotten all about the party. During the... (full context)