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These are minor characters in the Gabriela McBride books.


Mrs. Baxter

The school district's speech therapist. Gabriela's been working with her since second grade.

Josiah Benton

A sixth grader at Kelly Middle School. He and Gabriela are in the same social studies class.

Bria

A member of the poetry club at Liberty Arts. She has very bushy hair and likes wearing pink. She mentions having a brother in Gabriela: Time for Change, who doesn't like her fashion choices.

Bryson

The seventh-grade ambassador at Kelly; he likes basketball and, like Red, likes protecting his reputation.

Deborah

An employee at a dance-wear shop. She helps fit Gabriela and the other ballet students into their first pair of pointe shoes in Gabriela: Time for Change.

Dominique

A sixth grader at Kelly Middle School. He runs for sixth-grade ambassador in Gabriela Speaks Out.

Darrin Gibbs

A sixth grader at Kelly Middle School. He runs for sixth-grade ambassador in Gabriela Speaks Out. He is on the football team, and wants to make lunches bigger.

Alejandro Gomez

A member of the poetry club at Liberty Arts. He also plays basketball with Red, and has a younger brother. He has a long ponytail.

Louis Harmon

Teagan Harmon's grandfather. He's the visual arts instructor at Liberty Arts and teaches an art class at the center.

Teagan Harmon

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Teagan and Gabriela on the cover of Gabriela: Time for Change

Gabriela's best friend and sidekick. She has an interest in coding and carries around her coding notebook (named Cody) wherever she goes. In Sixth Grade, she goes to Main Line Tech instead of Kelly High School, as it's one of the best STEM Schools in Philadelphia. She enjoys classes, but has a lot of work and feels a lot of pressure to be the best. She doesn't have many friends at Main Line, only befriending Aaron at the end of Gabriela: Time for Change. She can get jealous of Gabriela hanging out with other people and spending her time somewhere else, because they've been BFFs for so long.

She has strawberry-blonde hair and freckles and always wears a turquoise beanie. While she has long hair on the cover of Gabriela: Time for Change, she has short hair on the American Girl World app.

Aaliyah Reade-Johnson

A classmate of Gabriela's. She moved to Philadelphia the year before the events of Gabriela and teased Gabriela for her stuttering by calling her "Repeat"; she had wanted to befriend Gabriela and Teagan, but when she realized they didn't like her, she decided to mask her feelings by bullying them. She is feared at school for being overly bossy and stubborn, and she had no friends until Gabriela decided to write her a poem and the two befriended each other. She and Gabriela are both the sixth-grade student council representatives.

She is described as a "born leader", and is incredibly good at writing and delivering speeches, as well as a fast memorizer. She really likes punctuality, crafts, food-preparation and party-planning. Since she says her Mom is the Queen of Chicken Verde Enchiladas, Gabriela calls her the Enchilada Princess.

She is described as having dark brows and hazel eyes. Her Mom has a catering business, which Aaliyah sometimes helps with, and she also has a stepsister and a younger cousin.

Isaiah Jordan

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Isaiah (with Teagan and Red) on the Gabriela storyling of American Girl World

A member of the Gifted Youth Program. He's a fan of William Shakespeare and often recites Shakespearean quotes. He's not very good at socializing and doesn't have many friends, except for Gabriela. He is dubbed "Fakespeare" by the seventh and eighth graders during Sixth-Grade Initiation, and helps Gabriela with her stance against the tradition.

In the American Girl World App, he has black hair and dark eyes. His phone number in the game is 465-8674.

Mr. and Mrs. Jordan

Isaiah Jordan's parents. Mr. Jordan runs the Mount Calvary Baptist church and offers a room to Liberty Arts in Gabriela.

Kayla and Layla

Twin sixth graders at Kelly Middle School. They both run for sixth-grade ambassador in Gabriela Speaks Out. They are very concerned with social life, and constantly giggle and talk in unison.

They are described as fraternal twins, but make up for not being identical by wearing the same outfit every day.

Jessie King

The emcee of two Voices poetry slams in Gabriela: Time for Change. She has multi-colored dreadlocks and reminds Gabriela of her social studies teacher, Ms. Tottenham.

Clifford "Red" Knight

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Red on the Gabriela storyline of American Girl World

Gabriela's cousin. He's been living with the McBrides since his mother, a military doctor, had been called back to active duty. He also sees over the poetry club at Liberty Arts. He's very good at poetry and likes to play Basketball at school; he's a year older than Gabriela.

He's mainly addressed as "Red". In the American Girl World app, he has dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Tonya Knight

Tina's sister and Gabriela's maternal aunt. She is a Medical Doctor who works with the army and is currently oversees in the military, so her son Clifford is staying with Gabriela's family. She is described as a Single Mother in Gabriela: Time for Change, and Clifford writes his poem about her for his Voices Presentation.

Mandy

A student in Gabriela's ballet class. Gabriela used to hang out with her before she became better friends with the Poetry Club. She practiced with her pointe shoes almost every day of the week until her Mom made her stop.

She's described as having long hair that she ties in a huge bun for ballet.

Marcus

A sixth grader at Kelly Middle School. He and Gabriela are in the same social studies class.

Robert McBride

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Tina McBride, Red Knight and Robert McBride on the Gabriela storyline of American Girl World

Gabriela's father. He works as a network engineer, which- according to Gabriela- makes him see the whole as one big computer.

Tina McBride

Gabriela's mother. She's the founder and executive districts of the Liberty Arts Center, and acts as the director of the dance programs. One of her earliest dreams was to be a Radio City Rockette, but when she was offered a part, she turned it down to open Liberty Arts. She was very proud of Gabriela's ballet.

Zuri Moore

A sixth grader at Kelly Middle School. She and Gabriela are in the same social studies class.

Ms. Oliver

A teacher at Kelly Middle School.

Natalia

Natalia is a student in Gabriela's ballet class. Gabriela used to hang out with her before she became better friends with the Poetry Club. She was extremely excited to go en pointe and surprised when Gabriela wasn't as excited about it.

Amelia Sanchez

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Amelia Sanchez on the Gabriela storyline of American Girl World

A ballet instructor at Liberty Arts. She had been an apprentice director with the Liberty Dance Company for a year and half, and is regarded by Gabriela as being of the best dancers and teachers.[1] She is dyslexic.

Julia Santos

A woman who works with Mrs. McBride whenever she needs to get in touch with the city regarding the Liberty Arts building.

Sondra

The eighth-grade ambassador at Kelly; she likes strategy games.

Stan

The janitor at Liberty Arts. He's been working at the center since it first opened.

Principal Stewart

The principal at Thomas Jefferson Elementary.

Victoria Thorton

A classmate of Gabriela's. She's considered as one of the most popular girls in the sixth grade, and did not like the Sixth-Grade Initiation.

Ms. Tottenham

Gabriela's sixth grade social studies teacher. She has fruit-punch colored dreadlocks and usually wears various bracelets on her wrists, and is the advisor for the school Ambassadors.

References

  1. Gabriela Speaks Out, pg 43: After poetry group ended, I race over to studio four for our first ballet class of the year with my second-favorite instructor in the world (after Mama), Amelia Sanchez.
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