Raymond's Run Flyer

By; Toni Bambara Created by; Kayla Hilton

Plot of Raymond's Run.

In the story “Raymond’s Run” the author, Toni Cade Bambara, is trying to say that if you have a birth defect or not you still can be a normal person. Squeaky always look out for her big brother Raymond, because as she always said that “he’s not quite right." Squeaky is not happy about the things people have to say about her brother such as calling him big head. If there’s anybody wants to talk about Raymond, they would have to go through Squeaky, who is not into a lot of talking. She said “ I much rather just knock you down and take my chances, and if things get too rough, I run”. She has to make sure that Raymond doesn’t go out into the street or play in the mud. So far she has done a great job, by taking care of her brother.


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About Toni Bambara

Toni Bambara

Toni Cade Bambara was born in New York City to parents Walter and Helen (Henderson) Cade. She grew up in Harlem, Bedford, Stuyvesant (Brooklyn), Queens and New Jersey, Nj. In 1970 she changed her name to include the name of a West African ethnic group, Bambara

Bambara graduated from Queens College with a B.A. in Theater Arts/English Literature in 1959, then studied mime at the Ecole de Mime Etienne Decroux in Paris, France. She also became interested in dance before completing her master's degree in American Studies at City college, New York (from 1962), while serving as program director of Colony Settlement House in Brooklyn. She has also worked for New York social services and as a recreation director in the psychiatric ward of Metropolitan hospital. From 1965 to 1969 she was with City College's Search for Education, Elevation, Knowledge-program.