Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry | Study Guide

Mildred D. Taylor

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry | Characters

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Character Description
Cassie Nine-year-old Cassie Logan is the intelligent, articulate narrator of the novel. Read More
T.J. T.J. Avery is a lying trickster who comes to a tragic end. Read More
Stacey At 13, Stacey is the oldest Logan sibling, and is positioned between child and man. Read More
Mama Mama is a school teacher and mother to the five Logan children. Read More
Papa A loving but stern father, Papa is often away working on the railroads to earn money for the family. Read More
Mr. Avery T.J.'s father wants to do the right thing for both his son and his community but is not a strong man.
Claude Avery He is T.J. Avery's younger brother.
Mr. Barnett Jim Lee Barnett owns the mercantile store in Strawberry and dies after the Simms brothers beat him.
Mr. Berry Mr. Berry is hideously scarred because the "night riders" burn him for his attitude (accusing a white man of dishonesty).
Big Ma Big Ma is Papa's mother, in her sixties but a tireless worker.
Christopher-John Christopher-John is the second-youngest Logan child. He is a pleasant but shy boy.
Miss Crocker Miss Daisy Crocker is teaching Cassie's class at the start of the school year.
Mr. Granger Harlan Granger is the main white landowner in the area.
Mr. Grimes He is the driver of the whites' school bus who goes out of his way to splash the black children with mud.
Uncle Hammer Uncle Hammer lives in the North, where he earns enough money to buy a fancy car.
Hank The white sheriff largely operates at the commands of the rest of the white power structure (like the Grangers).
Mr. Jamison Mr. Wade Jamison, the Logans' white attorney, is often an ally in their fight for racial justice.
Mr. Lanier Mr. Lanier belongs to the Logans' church and passes on information about the Berrys.
Mrs. Silas Lanier Mrs. Lanier belongs to the Logans' church and passes on information about the Berrys.
Little Man Little Man is Clayton Chester Logan, the youngest Logan child, and a meticulous dresser.
Mr. Morrison Mr. L.T. Morrison is a powerful giant of a man who comes to live with the Logans.
Gracey Pearson She is a girl in Cassie's class.
Alma Scott She is a girl in Cassie's class.
Mr. Simms He is Charlie Simms, Jeremy, and Lillian Jean's father, who forces Cassie to apologize in Strawberry.
Jeremy Simms He is a white boy who wants to be friends with the Logan children, especially Stacey.
Lillian Jean Simms She is a white girl who mistreats Cassie and whom Cassie tricks, then beats up.
Melvin Simms He is Jeremy's older brother, who befriends T.J. only to take advantage of him later.
R.W. Simms He is Jeremy's older brother, who befriends T.J. only to take advantage of him later.
Moe Turner He is a friend of Stacey's who must walk over three hours to school and back.
Dewberry Wallace He is one of the Wallace brothers and part of the white family that owns the local store.
Kaleb Wallace He is one of the Wallace brothers and member of the white family that owns the local store. Kaleb is a major ringleader in the attempt to lynch T.J.
Thurston Wallace He is one of the Wallace brothers and member of the white family that owns the local store.
Mary Lou Wellever She is the daughter of the principal at the Great Faith Elementary School.
Mr. Wellever He is the principal at the Great Faith Elementary School.
Little Willie Wiggins He is a seventh-grade student at the Great Faith Elementary School.
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