Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Please answer these questions.

Who are his brothers and sisters, and what is his family’s social position?

Why is the black school only in operation from October to March?

On p. 17, what are we told about Moe Turner that suggests he will do well when he grows up?

Why are Little Man and Cassie upset by the books they receive?

What does Mrs. Logan (Mama) do when she hears about the books?

For what reason does Miss Crocker say Mama is destroying school property?

What does Miss Crocker mean when she says, “Well, I just think you’re spoiling those children, Mary.  They’ve got to learn how things are sometimes” (p.30)?

What is Mama’s response to Miss Crocker?

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Cassie is the first-person narrator of the novel. Her brothers are Stacey (12), Christopher John (7), and Clayton, aka. Little Man(6).

2) Farm season- the children are needed at home

-Cassie Logan, Stacey Logan, Christopher-John Logan, Clayton Chester "Little Man" Logan

They are black and poor. Unlike many black's they own theor own land and get by.

- The black school can't afford to stay open and the kids must work in the fields.

If these don't get answered I'll get to them after lunch.

-Cassie Logan, Stacey Logan, Christopher-John Logan, Clayton Chester "Little Man" Logan

They are black and poor. Unlike many black's they own theor own land and get by.

- The black school can't afford to stay open and the kids must work in the fields.

If these don't get answered I'll get to them after lunch.

4) Little Man takes the book back to his desk, but when he opens it, sees something inside it that makes him throw it on the floor and stomp on it. Cassie looks inside her book and sees columns listing the book's condition and the race of the student for every year from 1922-1933. This is the first year that the book's condition is listed as "very poor" and the first time that the race of the student is listed as "nigra" instead of "white." As Miss Crocker is about to take the switch to Little Man, Cassie explains that her brother can already read and shows the teacher why he was angry. Miss Crocker tells Cassie that the books says "nigra" because that's what she is and orders her to sit down. Cassie tells Miss Crocker she doesn't want her book either. Miss Crocker takes the switch to both Little Man and Cassie.

Source(s)

http://www.gradesaver.com/roll-of-thunder-hear-my-cry/study-guide/section1/

6) Mama is angry about the books, but she says that Miss Crocker had the right to punish them for disobeying. Mama clearly doesn't agree with her. Mama trims brown paper to the size of the page and glues it over the inside covers of her children's books. Miss Crocker is shocked that she would "damage" county property, but Mama says she is going to do it to all the seventh graders' books the next day. Cassie can tell that her mother understands, and sneaks away.

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http://www.gradesaver.com/roll-of-thunder-hear-my-cry/study-guide/section1/

why is little man so upsetting he gets his book from the teacher

Please answer these:

why does Ms. Crocker think that little man can't read the inside cover of the book?

Why does Mr. Morrison get fired from the railroad?

what does the sheriff do when Henrietta Toggins reports what she saw happened to the Berrys?