Easy to understand
Not faltering or hesitating
Cautioned against; warned
To grasp; take; arrest
Boiling over with anger
Playful good humor
Boldly; not giving in
Descending voluntarily to the level of an inferior person
Something that conceals or screens like a garment
Ability to be injured or wounded
A gradual increase in loudness
Concentrating on a single purpose
The central message of the author
The sequence of events in a story
The time and place in which a story takes place
Martha B. Taylor
Mildred C. Johnson
Monica E. Taylor
Mildred D. Taylor
Mildred D. Taylor
Mary “Mama” Logan
1976; Southern United States
1930; New York City
A rich nation
In the Vietnam war
In the Great Depression
Governed by George W. Bush
He was repeating the seventh grade
He didn’t like being in charge of walking the younger children to school.
He hated school because he could not read.
His mother was his teacher and he didn’t want to be in her class
She is a seventh grader who is in constant conflict with her parents and teachers.
She is a fourth grade student who despises dressing up and she sticks up for her own rights.
She is a fifth grader who is very shy and rarely speaks
She is a first grade student who is very bright and learned to read at an early age.
He was a short, nervous man for whom Papa felt sorry.
He was tall and intellectual. Papa had hired him to teach the children.
He was average height and heavy. Papa hired him to build an extra room on the house.
He was tall and formidable. Papa hired him as a farm hand.
People went there to drink and the children usually ended up in trouble.
Papa thought that music was sinful.
The store was a long way from home.
He was afraid the children would act up and embarrass him.
They thought it would help drain the water.
They wanted to get even with the bus driver and the kids by causing the bus to get stuck.
They thought the road would flood and they wouldn’t have to go to school
T.J. offered them money to do it.
They were the white students who were brought to school on the bus.
They were a gang of men who road in convoys of cars to black neighborhoods to burn and hurt black people who had supposedly stepped out of line.
They were a group of black men who rode through the area on horseback delivering supplies.
They were the railroad bosses who rode over the newly laid track to inspect it.
He tore the paper off the inside of the text book and refused to use it.
He started a fight with two white boys.
He refused to do any homework.
He was taking the punishment for T.J.’s cheating, since he wouldn’t tell on T.J.
She wanted him to shop around for lower prices
She thought he was spending too much money and should save some
She was trying to organize a boycott of the store to protest the burnings
She wanted him to give money to the church instead.
She had expected Strawberry to be a bigger, more modern city than it was.
She thought there would be many different strawberry treats to eat.
It was crowded and noisy.
Big Ma made her sit in the wagon and do nothing.
She liked looking at his fancy clothes and cars.
He was the only white man who had ever called Big Ma “missus” and he answered her questions directly.
He had saved her from drowning when she was small.
He had donated books to the black school and was trying to get them a school bus.
He owns a carpentry business
He is quick tempered
He lives in the North
He is kind and generous
A hand-made flute
A hard covered book
A hunting dog
Some of his old clothes
There weren’t enough students in the seventh grade so the principal had to let her go.
The school board didn’t think she should be teaching in the school that her children attended.
She was not supposed to whip the children, but she did it anyway.
She was not teaching what was in the history books and she was stirring up trouble with the boycott.
He took another road instead
He picked up Kaleb’s car and moved it out of the way
He sat and waited and pretended to be asleep
He stayed home and sent Stacey to run an errand
He sold his car and a few other things and borrowed some of it
He worked overtime at his job
He had a very large bank account
The congregation at his church donated it
Mr. Jamison finally convinced them he was right
They all went to fight the fire in the cotton field
The sheriff arrested all of them
The Simms boys told the truth
She thought Papa, Stacey and Mr. Morrison had been killed in the fire
She wanted to help fight the fire and was not allowed to
She was upset about the events of the evening, T.J., and the land
She was sad that she would never ride in Uncle Hammer’s car again
Diet Pepsi Lime