Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Summary & Study Guide

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Chapter 1 Summary

Cassie Logan is walking to school with her three brothers. Six-year-old Clayton "Little Man" Chester, about to attend school for the first time, is happy. Christopher-John, a short, round boy of 7, good-natured as always, is calm. Stacey, at 12, is annoyed to be going back to school. He's indignant that his mother will be his seventh-grade teacher. The children are dressed in their Sunday clothes--worn and patched, but clean, ironed, and starched. They are wearing shoes because it's the first day of school, although most days they will go to school barefoot unless it's bitterly cold.

It's 1933, the height of the Great Depression, and Cassie's father has work away from his family all summer on the railway in Louisiana. Even with Mama and Papa's both working, the Logans can barely pay the mortgage and taxes on the 400-acre farm Cassie's grandpa bought from Harlan Granger.

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