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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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ISBN13: 9780140384512
ISBN10: 0140384510
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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.

Review:

"Taylor...writes not with rancor or bitterness of indignities, but with pride, strength, and respect for humanity." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"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)

Synopsis:

Facing a year of night riders and burnings, Cassie and her family continue their struggle to keep their land and hold onto what rightfully belongs to them, despite the difficult battles they must continue to endure.

Synopsis:

* Newbery Medal Award

* American Book Award Honor Book

* An ALA Notable Book

* A NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies

* A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book

Synopsis:

With the land to hold them together, nothing can tear the Logans apart.

Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year—the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates Cassie in public simply because she is black—to show Cassie that having a place of their own is the Logan family's lifeblood. It is the land that gives the Logans their courage and pride, for no matter how others may degrade them, the Logans possess soemthing no one can take away.

"[Taylor] writes not with rancor or bitterness of indignities, but with pride, strength, and respect for humanity." —The New York Times Book Review

"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)

* Newbery Medal winner

* A National Book Award Nominee

* American Book Award Honor Book

* An ALA Notable Book

* A NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies

* A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book

Synopsis:

"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)

* Newbery Medal Award

* American Book Award Honor Book

* An ALA Notable Book

* A NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies

* A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book

About the Author

Mildred D. Taylor was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and grew up in Toledo, Ohio. After graduating from the University of Toledo, she spent two years in Ethiopia with the Peace Corps teaching English and history. As a member of the Black Student Alliance, at the University of Colorado, she worked with students and university officials in structuring a Black Studies program at the university. Upon receiving her master's degree, she worked in the Black Education Program as study skills coordinator. She currently lives in Colorado.

copyright 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers

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guitfiddle, January 13, 2007 (view all comments by guitfiddle)
This book is the best realistic book I've ever read. The book really makes you think about what went on back then and it really makes you appriciate life now. After reading Roll of Thunder, I've been less...judgemental about people. It's a wonderful book and everyone should read it.
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roseatta bowling, November 14, 2006 (view all comments by roseatta bowling)
This is a very interesting book about three kids and their situations that they over come. The novel shows the rewards of black pride, love, effectionate, and independence. By:Roseatta Bolwing
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bxiok, October 29, 2006 (view all comments by bxiok)
This is a fab book, it really gives a new perspective into black history. Mildred Taylor made a good choice portraying the book through the eyes of a child.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140384512
Author:
Taylor, Mildred D.
Publisher:
Speak
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Prejudices
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Depressions
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Afro-Americans -- Fiction.
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Depressions -- 1929.
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
newbery medal;african american history;civil rights; segregation;racism;mississippi;descrimination
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
19970231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.68x5.23x.77 in. .50 lbs.
Age Level:
10-13

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Product details 288 pages Speak - English 9780140384512 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Taylor...writes not with rancor or bitterness of indignities, but with pride, strength, and respect for humanity."
"Review" by , "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."
"Synopsis" by , Facing a year of night riders and burnings, Cassie and her family continue their struggle to keep their land and hold onto what rightfully belongs to them, despite the difficult battles they must continue to endure.
"Synopsis" by , * Newbery Medal Award

* American Book Award Honor Book

* An ALA Notable Book

* A NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies

* A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book

"Synopsis" by ,
With the land to hold them together, nothing can tear the Logans apart.

Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year—the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates Cassie in public simply because she is black—to show Cassie that having a place of their own is the Logan family's lifeblood. It is the land that gives the Logans their courage and pride, for no matter how others may degrade them, the Logans possess soemthing no one can take away.

"[Taylor] writes not with rancor or bitterness of indignities, but with pride, strength, and respect for humanity." —The New York Times Book Review

"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)

* Newbery Medal winner

* A National Book Award Nominee

* American Book Award Honor Book

* An ALA Notable Book

* A NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies

* A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book

"Synopsis" by ,
"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)

* Newbery Medal Award

* American Book Award Honor Book

* An ALA Notable Book

* A NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies

* A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book

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