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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Puffin Modern Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780142401125
ISBN10: 0142401129
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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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"[T]he novel shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence." Booklist

Synopsis:

The story of one African American family fighting to stay together and strong in the face of brutal racist attacks, illness, poverty, and betrayal in the Deep South of the 1930s.

About the Author

Mildred D. Taylor is the author of eight previous novels and has garnered such awards a Newbery Medal, three Coretta Scott King Awards, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book award. She received her Master of Arts degree from the University of Colorado's School of Journalism and went on to work as a proofreader-editor program coordinator for an international house and a community free school. She now devotes her time to her family, writing, and what she terms the "family ranch" in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

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kjoy, June 18, 2012 (view all comments by kjoy)
Like so many classics of children's literature, this is one of those books that should be read by everyone, and mature readers will want to continue with the two sequels which detail life in the Jim Crow South during the Depression, based on memories of the author's father. The page that shows the history of a school book that has been handed down to the colored school after years of wear and tear in a white school is eye-opening, and explains fastidious Little Man's " objections when he realized that his long-awaited "new book" isn't new.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142401125
Author:
Taylor, Mildred D
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Author:
Taylor, Mildred D.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Social Situations - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Family - Daily Life
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - General
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Mildred Taylor; Mildred D. Taylor; Newbery; African American; civil rights; Mississippi; racism; segregation; south; depression; land; black; race; classic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Puffin Modern Classics
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.02 x 5 x 0.76 in 0.5 lb
Age Level:
10-Up

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The story of one African American family fighting to stay together and strong in the face of brutal racist attacks, illness, poverty, and betrayal in the Deep South of the 1930s.

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