Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry Characters

Updated: 8/27/2018
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry Characters
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Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry Lesson Plans

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

Lesson Plans by Anna Warfield

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor tells the story of the Logan family as they try to keep their land in a predominantly-white, rural town in Mississippi. Young Cassie Logan struggles with the way things are and the way things should be for black people in her community. Mildred D. Taylor won the Newbery Award in 1977 for this work of historical fiction, which is based on the experiences of her own family.


Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry characters

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  • Cassie
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  • • Treated unfairly because she is black • fears for self, family, and land
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  • • learns truth about racism • takes part in family concerns
  • • quick to anger •radical thinker •smart
  • Stacey
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  • Christopher-John
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  • Clayton Chester (Little Man)
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  • Mama
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  • Big Ma
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  • Papa
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  • Mr. Morrison
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  • Uncle Hammer
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  • TJ Avery
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  • R.W. and Melvin Simms
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  • Lillian Jean Simms
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