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February: Relationships

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Activity # 1: (RESEARCHING) Peruse newspapers, magazines, and other resources for current events that reflect the conflicts the Logans faced in the novel. Discuss how these conflicts in our society are or are not being resolved. Compare/contrast these "resolutions" to the outcomes in the book.

Activity # 2: (ART) Injustice is a theme of this novel. Create a photo essay that illustrates injustice in our society. Take photographs of either natural or staged instances of injustice. (Photos do not need to include people.) Display the photos in a logical order on a stiff board background, and include captions under each photograph (no other text needed). Your photos should deliver your message.

Activity # 3: (WRITING) Write a journal entry from the viewpoint of either Cassie or Stacey in response to T.J.'s involvement with the Simms brothers and what happened to T.J. as a result of this involvement.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor was published in 1976 by Penguin Books, Inc., NY NY.

For information on the author MILDRED TAYLOR.