Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

How is "Roll of Thunder" a story of education?

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“Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is a story of education.” In a paper endorsing or refuting this statement, you may wish to consider the following topics: Mrs. Logan as a mother and teacher, Thunder’s narrative structure and social function as an historical novel for young readers, Cassie’s maturity, or the depiction of those who turn their back on learning.

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I think one of the themes in the story is the Logan's belief in education as the only way out of the cycle of black poverty and racial injustice. Although there are other themes that have to do with pride, heritage, family seems to be the key to a better future for the Logan children and the black population as a whole. Big Ma instilled and enforced this value system in her children. It is difficult to argue that education is the only theme in the book but it certainly is the basis for blacks breaking the shackles of a history of injustice.