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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Mildred D. Taylor

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Who is the narrator of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

Who is the author of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

Who are the victims of burnings?

What is the name of the White children's school?

What constantly plagues the children on the way to school?

Where are the Logan children prevented to go?

What is Mr. Logan's occupation?

Which of the Logan children resents L. T. at first?

Why does Stacey get a whipping from his mother?

How do the children sabotage the school bus?

Why does Little Man get a whipping on the first day of school?

What does Uncle Hammer drive?

What happens to Stacey's new coat?

What is Mr. Jamison's profession?

Who does Big Ma transfer ownership of the plantation to?

Why do the children finally break their ties with T. J.?

What does Uncle Hammer do to help pay off the loan?

Where is the shop that the Logan's and 30 other families decide to patronize, in order to boycott the Wallace store?

When Papa is shot, who is with him?

Who starts the fire?

Why does Cassie know that Lillian Jean will not tell her father that Cassie has beat her up?

Much of the novel was inspired by

When is the novel set?

When was the novel first published?

Which character has the shortest temper?

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Love this book!

by smorgan62, April 07, 2015

At first I had to read this book for school. I'm going to be honest. The beginning is NOT interesting. But when I read up to about chapter 6, I read the whole rest of the book on sparknotes! The ending was a bit shocking, and I have no idea why Papa would do that. If someone could reply and explain to me why Papa did what he did that would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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by M4RI0, April 18, 2015

Papa lights the field because he and the Logan's have gone through so much together. They have been battered by racism, inequality and physical pain. Papa did make a decision without the Logan's but he did it for the better of the children.

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by M4RI0, April 18, 2015

Papa lights the field because he and the Logan's have gone through so much together. They have been battered by racism, inequality and physical pain. Papa did make a decision without the Logan's but he did it for the better of the children.

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