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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Study Guide

by Mildred Taylor

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry study guide contains a biography of Mildred Taylor, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

Nine-year-old Cassie Logan heads to the first day of school with her brothers, twelve-year-old Stacey, seven-year-old Christopher-John, and six-year-old Little Man. It is October, 1933, and they are the children of an African-American couple living in rural Mississippi. The family owns four hundred acres of land, half of which is mortgaged, and Papa must work half the year on the railroad far away to pay for it. Mr. Granger, whose family owned the land during slavery times, wants to buy it back and constantly threatens to coerce them into selling it to him.

On the way to school, TJ Avery and his younger brother, Claude, tell the Logans that the Berry family were burned by the white Wallace brothers. A white boy, Jeremy Simms, joins them for…

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Posted By sheena g #376270 at Jul 27, 2014 5:56 PM

 

Posted By sheena g #376270 at Jul 27, 2014 5:42 PM

notice the language the author described rain and dust in the following paragraph

By the end of October the rain had come, falling heavily upon the six-inch layer of dust which had had its own way for morethan two months. At first the rain had merely splotched the dust, which seemed to be rejoicing in its own resiliency andlaughing at the heavy drops thudding against it: but eventually the dust was forced to surrender to the mastery of the rain andit churned into a fine red mud that oozed between our toes and slopped against our ankles as we marched miserably to and from the school

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Posted By sheena g #376270 at Jul 27, 2014 5:56 PM