Why is it so important to Cassie to go with Mrs. Lee Annie to register, and why is her family uncertain about it? Why do they ultimately make the decision they do, and what do you think about that decision?
Students may note that over the course of the book, Cassie has become more and more interested in legal rights and the politics of her own life. Mrs. Lee Annie's interest in learning the state constitution seems to have inspired many people, Cassie among them. However, her family knows that Mrs. Lee Annie is making a dangerous choice, and they worry that Cassie might be caught up in the danger. In Chapter 13, their worries prove to be justified. However, Mama may be right...
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