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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Written and illustrated by Mildred D. Taylor
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Young Cassie Logan endures humiliation and witnesses the racism of the KKK as they embark on a cross-burning rampage, before she fully understands the importance her family attributes to having land of their own.

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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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  2. A gang of white men kills them
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Publication Date:
January 1, 2004