What is the story brownies about?
The story is about a Brownie troop of fourth-grade African American girls from suburban Atlanta, Georgia, who go to summer camp. At the camp, they encounter a troop of white girls and believe that one of the white girls addressed them with a racial insult. The African American girls resolve to beat up the white girls.
When did brownies ZZ Packer take place?
Sometime around 1983, at Camp Crescendo— somewhere, we gather, in the vicinity of Atlanta—an all-black troop of Brownies encounters the all-white Troop 909.
Who is Daphne in Brownies?
Daphne is a member of Snot’s Brownie troop. Snot describes her voice as “petite and tinkly” (5), and Daphne rarely speaks in the story. Daphne writes the prize-winning poem for the girls’ school’s Langston Hughes Day celebration; her prize is a journal, which Daphne gives to Snot at the end of the story.