What did Squeaky mean when she said: "I'm not a strawberry" in "Raymond's Run" by Toni Cade Bambara?
Squeaky is the protagonist and narrator in Toni Cade Bambara's short story "Raymond's Run." She is a strong young lady who regularly does two things: she takes care of her mentally challenged brother and she runs.
One of the things which Squeaky detests in her classmates is that they hide the fact that they work hard to accomplish their goals--and then act dramatically surprised when people praise them for their seemingly effortless efforts. Squeaky has no trouble letting everyone know she works hard at her running; in fact, she is proud of it.
Another thing Squeaky despises is showy displays which make the girls,...
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