This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Cassie - This adolescent farmer's child begins learning about racism in the pre-civil rights South.
Stacey Logan - This character runs away to work in cane fields to make money to help his family.
Little Man - This character dislikes soiled clothes.
Christopher-John - This character's best friend's brother is on trail.
Mama/ Mary - No longer able to teach, this character turns to tutoring.
Papa/ David - This character is a hard-working community adviser.
Big Ma - This woman knows when something is wrong with her grandchildren.
Uncle Hammer -...
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