Chapters 1, 2, and 3
Getting to school on time.
Keeping his clothes neat and clean.
Keeping up with his sister.
Looking for the school bus that would drive past them.
To always fix things when they break
To look for things very carefully
To walk slowly
To show extreme care
Laws stated that black children had to start school later.
The Great Faith school building was so old and needed lots of repairs during the summer.
Families needed students to help at home until all the cotton was harvested.
Their school did not have air conditioning, so they started when the weather was cooler.
She is extremely angry with her children.
She agrees with her children that the books are unacceptable.
She yelled at Miss Crocker for punishing them.
She thinks their school has plenty of other quality supplies.
There was not much cotton to pick.
Stacey was not able to climb the poles.
Cassie having to climb up a pole to pick cotton.
She was worried about Papa's safety.
"There was in the easy fluid (walk) of the shorter man a familiarity that made me gasp."
"I squinted, shadowing my eyes from the sun."
"As the men rounded a curve in the road, they became more distinct."
"I had moved to the very top of my pole and could now see above the field to the road where two figures, one much taller than the other, were walking briskly."
That gas station was only for white people.
They had been fighting with John for a long time.
They though he was going to attack them.
They heard that John had been flirting with a white woman.
He told Henrietta she was a liar and should go home.
He immediately arrested the men who killed John.
He looked for the people who killed John, but couldn't find them.
He acted like he was listening to Henrietta, but then did nothing.
They do not want to get dirty from the mud splashing onto them.
They do not have time to wait around for the bus.
They do not wan the bus driver to know that they dug the ditch.
They do not want to see Jeremy on the way home.
They are afraid of getting in trouble for listening to the adult conversation and not going straight to bed.
They are afraid of getting sick because it is so cold at night.
They are afraid of Mr. Avery.
They are afraid of white men knowing they dug the ditch, and will hurt their family.
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