Whatever Coleman is Addie’s mother, who Addie decides to stay with in part of the story. They are very close, but Addie rebels and resents her originally for causing the divorce, even though it was Addie’s father’s decision to end it.
She is a Bureau employee and she develops mind programs to help young people use their full potential. She is known to be very progressive with her mind programs, giving Addie new ones to try out frequently.
She tends to help out Laila and advises her when she can, acting as a second mother when Laila’s mother is off working three jobs.