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Who are the characters in roll of thunder?

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Asked by: Charlene Grant

Is Cassie a boy or girl roll of thunder?

She is a nine year old child when the story begins and is just beginning to recognize injustices in the situations of the people around her. Cassie is characterized from the start as a very intelligent little girl with a fierce sense of loyalty and protective instincts toward her siblings.

Who are the four main characters in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?


  • Cassie Logan. The narrator and protagonist. …
  • Little Man (Clayton Chester Logan) A meticulously neat first-grader, Little Man is the youngest of the Logan children.
  • Stacey Logan. …
  • Christopher-John. …
  • Papa (David Logan) …
  • Mama (Mary Logan) …
  • Uncle Hammer. …
  • Big Ma (Caroline Logan)

Who is the villain in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

Harlan Granger

Meet your arch-villain. Seriously, this guy is practically Disney-level evil. He Wants the…

Who are the members of the Logan family?

The Logan Family

  • Cassie Logan. The nine-year-old protagonist and narrator of the novel. …
  • Caroline ”Big Ma” Logan. …
  • David ”Papa” Logan. …
  • Mary ”Mama” Logan. …
  • Stacey Logan. …
  • Christopher-John Logan. …
  • Clayton Chester ”Little Man” Logan. …
  • Hammer Logan.

What is Cassie’s personality?

Cassie is sweet, sympathetic and sentimental. She is popular and attractive, which unfortunately comes at a cost for the character. Cassie often receives the short end of the stick, always having to deal with unwanted attention, judgements, issues and consequences on things she can’t really control.

How old is Cassie Logan?


Cassie Logan is a 10-year-old African-American girl living in Mississippi in the 1930s. In her childhood, she has to look past skin color and racist actions to help improve her acceptance in society. Throughout the book, Cassie experiences many different forms of racism.

Who was Big Ma?

Caroline Logan

Big Ma is the Logan children’s grandmother, but she’s not sitting around doing needlepoint portraits of her Chihuahuas. She’s tall and strong, and her hands are big and rough from all her hard work (2.1).

Who are the Logan sisters parents?

She is the mother of Rick Forrester, Bridget Forrester, Hope Logan Spencer, R.J. Forrester. and Jack Hamilton Marone.
Second generation.

Father Stephen Logan
Mother Beth Logan
Sisters Brooke Logan Forrester Donna Logan Katie Logan Forrester
Daughters Flo Fulton

Who is Stacey in roll of thunder?

Stacey is Cassie’s older brother. He attends seventh grade, which puts him in the same class his mother teaches. Because his father is often away for work, Stacey feels that he must be the man of the house, which makes him resent Mr. Morrison’s presence at first.

Why does Stacey go to the Wallace store?

Stacey went to the Wallace store in pursuit of T.J., who was hiding from him.

What are some character traits for Stacey in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

Cassie showed that she can be sassy, she’s a very outspoken girl, and that she loved her friends and family. Even when equality meant nothing to everybody else but her, she still believed in it.

What are some characteristic traits?

Some character traits reveal positive aspects of a person’s underlying values or beliefs.

  • generosity.
  • integrity.
  • loyalty.
  • devoted.
  • loving.
  • kindness.
  • sincerity.
  • self-control.

What is little man’s personality in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

Little Man is the youngest of the Logan children. His real name is Clayton Chester Logan. He is meticulously neat and clean, and he’s attending his first year of school. Christopher-John, at seven years old, is probably the least daring of the Logan children.

Who is wise in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

Papa may be wise, and he may always mean what he says, but he also “[swings] a mean switch” (2.64). Still, he’s probably a pretty good teacher. Unlike his brother, Uncle Hammer, he isn’t impulsive and is quite slow to anger: he “always took time to think through any move he made” (7.27).

Who is Stacey’s best friend in roll of thunder?

In the novel Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Stacey’s perspective of friendship with T.J. and Jeremy is unique and this affects the decisions he makes in Chapter 7. Stacey allows T.J. to do almost anything around him, even though T.J. is rude and naughty. But, T.J. is still Stacey’s best friend.

How old is Lillian Jean in roll of thunder?

Aged twelve or thirteen, Lillian Jean is Jeremy’s older sister. She has long blond hair, which Cassie makes use of when fighting her. She is shrill and bossy.

Is TJ a good friend to Stacey?

Second, T.J. is not a true friend to Stacey, but Stacey is a true friend to T.J. Friendship is security, like a warm blanket. Mr. Morrison is a friend, and brings Cassie a feeling of safety.

Why did Mr Granger visit the Logans?

He wants to get at the Logan family anyway he can, in order to stop the shopping in Vicksburg. He also wants the Logan land very much.

Why didn’t Papa want back credit with his land?

Why didn’t Papa want to back people’s credit with his land? If the people couldn’t pay their bills, he would have to sell his land for the bills he guaranteed.

What happens to Papa on the way back from Vicksburg?

Apparently, on the way back from Vicksburg, the wheels came off the wagon, kind of like someone had purposefully sabotaged it. As they repaired the wagon, a truck rolled up, and someone shot Papa (not fatally, whew). The wagon then fell on Papa’s leg.