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Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Published on Nov 18, 2015

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Mildred D. Taylor
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  • First person point of view-narrator is using the pronouns I and me to refer to his or herself
  • "and if you're so afraid of getting bumped, walk down there yourself...."-page 114
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  • Much of the book is taking place in a rural area in Mississippi.
  • It is a dry, hot place in the summer and spring while the Logan's are picking cotton.
  • In this area, prejudice is very abundant. White people are always beating down blacks mentally and physically.
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  • Most of the plot is telling the reader what is going on in the area and all about the Logan family.
  • It is packed with action, as far as the Logan's go.
  • The children are always trying to find a way to get back at the whites. (Page 50-56)
  • That was until one day when Cassie saw and heard members of the KKK coming up her drive.
  • Luckily, they weren't looking for the Logan's, they were looking for the Tatums.
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  • The main themes of this book are prejudice and racism.
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry conveys that racism was and still is alive in this world.
  • The book displays how terrible people can be just because of another person's skin.
  • racism/rā, sizem/-believing that a certain race is bad and can only do harm
  • prejudice/ˈprejədəs/-preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or experience
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