Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Characters

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Cassie Logan

The independent and feisty daughter of Mary and David Logan, Cassie is outspoken when she encounters racism in the community, a dangerous trait for a young black girl in 1933. Cassie can't believe the way she is treated at the Strawberry Mercantile. At first, she thinks the owner, Mr. Barnett simply forgot to wait on them. When she realizes he is purposely making them wait more than an hour, she is enraged, and makes a scene. Furious, Cassie bumps into Lillian Jean Simms on the sidewalk and is humiliated and manhandled by Mr. Simms. During the course of the novel, Cassie learns that there is much to fear from the white community. Gradually, Cassie learns how to get even with people who abuse her without endangering her family. She befriends Lillian Jean only to punch her and pull her hair until Lillian Jean apologizes. She keeps the prissy...

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