A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a novel by Betty Smith that was first published in 1943. Explore a plot summary, an in-depth analysis of Francie Nolan, and important quotes.


See a complete list of the characters in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and in-depth analyses of Francie Nolan, Katie Nolan, Johnny, and Sissy.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, from the major themes to motifs, symbols, and more.


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Further Study

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