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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Written and illustrated by Mildred D. Taylor
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Winner of the Newbery Medal, this remarkably moving novel has impressed the hearts and minds of millions of readers.

Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, this is the story of one family’s struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. And it is also Cassie’s story—Cassie Logan, an independent girl who discovers over the course of an important year why having land of their own is so crucial to the Logan family, even as she learns to draw strength from her own sense of dignity and self-respect.

  • “[A] vivid story…. Entirely through its own internal development, the novel shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence.”—Booklist, starred review

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Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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I read this chapter book in elementary school, and made a huge impression on me. It was my first real, meaningful introduction to this period of American history and the harsh realities of life in the Jim Crow south. It should be required reading for kids in grades 4-6!

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Who Wrote Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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What happens to L.T.'s parents?
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  2. A gang of white men kills them
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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0142401129
ISBN 13:
9780142401125
Publication Date:
January 1, 2004