Cassie and her brothers are in school. "Little Man" stomps on his school books. Cass understands why: A chart inside the book calls them "Nigra's", an offensive word used to describe blacks.Click to Edit Description
The bus comes and splatters Cassie, her brothers, and T.J with mud. Cassie and her brothers get revenge on the bus by digging a ditch in the ground. The bus gets stuck in it.
T.J was cheating in class, but Stacey took the blame for it. Cassie and her brothers follow Stacey and T.J near the Wallace store, where they were forbidden to go. Mr. Morrison finds them and talks to them. Stacey promises he'll tell his mom
Cassie and her brothers go to Strawberry. They went to the store to get a list, but the worker kept going over to other whites and didn't finish theirs. They get in a fight.
Cassie bumps into Lillian Jean, who demands an apology. Cassie gives her one, but then Lillian Jean tells her to walk on the street. When Cassie refuses, Lillian Jean's father makes her apologize again, even though she already did.
Cassie tells Uncle Hammer about her time in Strawberry. Hammer tries to go to Wallace's place to talk with the owner, but Mr. Morrison stops him in the middle of the woods.