A summary of roll of thunder hear my cry

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.

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Granger, a wealthy white businessman and a powerful voice in the community, makes it known he wants the Logans' land, he sets into motion a series of events forcing the Logans to rally other Black families in the area to boycott the local mercantile shop. Morrison, the farm hand, are involved in a skirmish that results in a broken leg for Papa rendering him unable to work.

Cassie and her younger brothers run home to tell Papa, while Stacey stays to see where the white men take T.

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These values are passed down to Cassie and her brothers who see their parents exercise restraint and wise judgment in very difficult situations. Mama, who is a seventh-grade teacher, pastes paper over the inside covers of her students' books to hide this information. Just as T. Simms, and she is forced to apologize. Before going to church, Hammer gives Stacey an early Christmas present, a wool coat whose sleeves are too long. However, this startles the horse into running off, causing the wagon to fall and crush Papa's leg. Papa replies that he will be convicted of Mr. After school, they watch from the forest as the bus drives into the ditch, breaking its axle, flooding its engine, and leaving the white students without a bus for two weeks. Refusing to believe that white boys could have helped T.

In bed, Cassie cries for TJ and the land. The fire stops the hanging, as all of the men join together to stop the flames from spreading.

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She finds the notes, accuses Stacey of cheating on the test and whips him in front of the class before failing him. Plus, no fun back-to-school shopping for these kids.

While Big Ma talks to Mr.

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