Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry

Topics: Family, Leadership, Sociology Pages: 2 (457 words) Published: November 8, 2013


Language Arts

In this amazing book titled Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry written by Mildred Taylor is a story is about an African American family living in the south during the 1930s. Stacey Logan is the oldest sibling in the Logan family. Stacey is a very kind hearted person and has great leadership skills. He would give you the shirt of his back, literally. It is amazing what he goes through and still keeps calm and happy. One of the best words to describe Stacey Logan would be loyal. Stacey’s friend Jeremy gave him a handmade flute. Stacey wondered why Jeremy had given him the flute. Papa suggested that the flute was in exchange for Stacey’s friendship and loyalty. When Jeremy was leaving the Logan’s house he turned around and said “merry Christmas yall. When Jeremy said that Stacey realized that he must have made a good impression on Jeremy. When Stacey found out that his friend T.J was going to cheat on a test in school he did something about it. He ripped up T.Js cheat sheet. Stacey’s mom (The Teacher) saw him with the paper in his hand and whipped him in front of the whole class. Stacey had to be a very good friend to take a whipping for T.J. T.J and a few other kids were making fun of Stacey’s coat and calling him a preacher because it was too long. T.J told Stacey he would hold on to the coat until Stacey fit into it. Stacey handed over the coat willingly. Stacey didn’t second guess T.J and thought that T.J was helping him. When he told mama about the coat she demanded he go get the coat back. Another one of Stacey’s great characteristics is his leadership. When the kids were walking to school Stacey suggested that they hid on the bank that they were at now instead of taking the chance of getting run of the road by the white bus. They didn’t listen to Stacey and kept walking but before the made it to the next bank the bus came and when they jumped out of the path of the bus they got muddy from head to toe....
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