These are The Logan Children. Cassie Logan is the main character of the book and the narrator. The Logans live in rural Mississippi. The year is 1933. During this time Racism and Segregation were big problems. The Logans go to a school just for black children, at which their mother teaches at. They walk to school every day
Once the Logans heard that The Wallaces burned a black man, they decided to dig a ditch in the road and break the white children's school bus .
After everybody found out the Wallaces burnt a black man, the black families in the area boycotted their store. Due to the fact that Mama Logan organized the boycott, she was fired from her job!
Two white boys convince T.J Avery, Stacey Logan's best friend to rob a store. T.J didn't know that they would kill the owner and threatens to tell everyone. and they plan to hang T.J.
Right before they hang T.J, a fire starts on the Logans' land. Everybody goes to help. While everybody is helping T.J. goes to the close town of Strawberry with a lawyer.
People thought that lightning started the fire, but it was Papa. He was saving T.J. by setting the fire.