Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Mildred D. Taylor
Jacket Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney

Format
Hardcover
Price
$18.99
 
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780803726475
  • 296 Pages
  • Dial Books for Young Readers
  • 3 – 5

Overview

Winner of the 1977 Newbery Medal, this is a remarkably moving novel–one that has impressed the hearts and minds of millions of readers. Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, it is the story of one family’s struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. And, too, it is 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)

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Mildred D. Taylor
Jacket Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney

Awards

Newbery Medal – Winner

Praise

“The vivid story of a black family whose warm ties to each other and their land give them strength to defy rural Southern racism during the Depression. . . . Entirely through its own internal development, the novel shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence despite the certainty of outer defeat.” —Booklist (starred review)

“The strong, clear-headed Logan family . . . are drawn with quiet affection and their actions tempered with a keen sense of human fallibility.”—pointer, Kirkus Reviews

“The events and setting of the powerful novel are presented with such verisimilitude and the characters are so carefully drawn that one might assume the book to be autobiographical, if the author were not so young.”—The Horn Book
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