Uncle Hammer is furious about this, but tells Stacey to let T. Cassie tells him what happened and Hammer drives away seeking revenge.
The Barnetts catch what appear to be three black burglars, as Melvin and R. Almost as soon as they leave, however, the cotton field catches fire, as if it was struck by lightning. The fire stops the lynching by causing the Simms, Wallaces, and Logans to work together to extinguish it.
Uncle Hammer drives a shiny new car. The Logan children flee home where they are found to have been missing and reveal what happened. Papa comes home for Christmas and is staying until spring. Barnett ejects them both from the store. Meanwhile, more serious problems are developing.
Plot[ edit ] Nine-year-old Cassie Logan is walking to school with her siblings Stacey twelve years oldChristopher-John seven years oldand Little Man, whose real name is Clayton Chester Logan six years oldin rural Mississippi.
Mama tells Stacey to get Mr. Film adaptation[ edit ] The book was made into a same-named made-for-TV film instarring Morgan Freeman in an earlier role "Uncle Hammer" and used music composed by Fred Karlin.
Jamison also warns them to be careful, as they could still lose their land if they continue their boycott.
They beat up T. Table of Contents Summary The Logan family works hard to keep the small piece of farmland they own. Meanwhile, Christmas comes, and both Uncle Hammer and Papa come home to join the family. He is one of the few whites, esp. Barnett that they have been waiting for an hour; he tells her in racist terms to continue waiting.
Before going to church, Hammer gives Stacey an early Christmas present, a wool coat whose sleeves are too long. The next week, Stacey and T. Jamison and the town sheriff arrived. Soon, Granger forces the Logans to pay up on a loan they once took out from the bank.
When they get home, they find their uncle Hammer Logan from Chicago is visiting with a shiny silver Packard. The Avery family sharecrops on the Granger plantation. Cassie, overwhelmed by the news, silently goes to bed.
She later finds him alive and unharmed. Logan does not teach from the county-issued textbooks because she believes they contain biased information.
On Christmas night, Jeremy brings nuts for all the Logan children, as well as a handmade flute for Stacey. She hands them back to a dumbstruck Crocker. Wallace, and a school board member fire Mrs. Berry is badly burned, gruesomely disfigured and mute. Simms, and she is forced to apologize.
Stacey tells her to be quiet, but Mr. Papa leaves the next day to catch a train. They endure many racial injustices. Barnett survives the burglary, but Mr. Cassie talks about the land on which the Logan family lives.
Outside, Cassie accidentally bumps into Lillian Jean Simms on the sidewalk. Cassie eventually exacts her revenge by leading Lillian Jean into the woods, where she drops her books on the ground and starts beating her.
Jamison visits and Big Ma signs papers transferring the land to Papa and Hammer. The next day, Papa calls the children into the barn, whips them and tells them never to go to the Wallace store again. Their grandfather bought two hundred acres inthen another two hundred acres in Lillian Jean orders her to get down in the road and apologize.
It turns out that Papa started the fire in order to stop the lynching.Mildred D. Taylor is the author of nine novels including The Road to Memphis, Let the Circle Be Unbroken, The Land, and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Her books have won numerous awards, among them a Newbery Medal (for Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry study guide contains a biography of Mildred Taylor, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. InMississippi celebrated a Mildred D.
Taylor Day, and Mildred Taylor returned to her roots to address several hundred school children and adults at The University of Mississippi. Mildred Taylor was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and grew up in Toledo, Ohio.
I think Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is a great book that teaches children the struggle that African Americans dealt with. It's also a very heart touching book that shows examples of bravery and courage. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry What about the author? Mildred D. Taylor was born on September 13, in Jackson, Mississippi.
All of Mildred D. Taylor's book are based on the stories of her own family. This series arranges them in chronological order of the events described. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. by Mildred D. Taylor. · Ratings · Reviews · published ·. Mildred D. Taylor's Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, on its surface, seems to be a response to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.
They're both similar in their setting and their themes. While a major theme in both is racism in the Jim Crow-era South, they tackle this theme from different perspectives/5(K).Download