Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Anniversary Edition

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 ...

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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)

A black family living in Mississippi during the Depression of the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children do not understand.

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Editorial Reviews

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Ever since it won the 1977 Newbery Medal, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry has engaged and affected millions of readers everywhere. This special 25th anniversary edition celebrates the timelessness of this beloved classic -- and introduces it to a new audience. Set in a small town in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, this powerful, moving novel deals with issues of prejudice, courage, and self-respect. It is the story of one family's struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. It is also the story of Cassie Logan, an independent girl who discovers over the course of an important year why having land of their own is so crucial to her family. The racial tension and harrowing events experienced by young Cassie, her family, and her neighbors cause Cassie to grow up and discover the reality of her environment.
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"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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Entirely through its own internal development, the novel shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803726475
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: Logan Family Series
  • Edition description: Anniversary
  • Edition number: 25
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 247,249
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 920L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

Mildred D. Taylor is the author of nine novels including The Road to MemphisLet the Circle Be UnbrokenThe Land, and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Her books have won numerous awards, among them a Newbery Medal (for Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry), four Coretta Scott King Awards, and a Boston Globe—Horn Book Award. Her book The Land was awarded the L.A. Times Book Prize and the PEN Award for Children’s Literature. In 2003, Ms. Taylor was named the First Laureate of the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature.

Mildred Taylor was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and grew up in Toledo, Ohio. After graduating from the University of Toledo, she served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia for two years and then spent the next year traveling throughout the United States, working and recruiting for the Peace Corps. At the University of Colorado’s School of Journalism, she helped created a Black Studies program and taught in the program for two years. Ms. Taylor has worked as a proofreader-editor and as 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2008

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    Cassie does not unterstand about white ruling blacks until her first ride to Strawberry where she is humiliated because of her race. She finally relises how important it is to hold onto her family's land and her pride.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2006

    Ehhhh....

    as a teen i'm going to have to say this was a boring book, it was very slow and just did not interest me. i had to read it (along with this books sequent 'Let the circle be unbroken' adults may enjoy this book but children just won't it was very slow and boring, if you are a kid just wait until you have to read it in school because you will have to, it just really didn't appeal to me in the least bit however ( i think its in the second book) i did like dube(spelled that wrong) he is a studdering character in the book and its really funny hearing him thru the casette reading but i don't think it appeals to children it is a good book though (for teachers and adults and any child who is super duper uptight aka miniadult )

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2002

    A good book

    I liked the book because it shares so much of black people life though slavery. I think that everyone should at least read one of her other books if not this one. I might go on and the sequence to this book. The book deals with many life issues. First, it deals with how you have to show some respect to others no matter if they are not or same color. I think that Cassie does learn some well behavior though the book. Also, it shows how people was really was back in the Depression years. I can say no matter what color you are that you can learn from this book by reading it and thinking about it. The books get into many life issues about racism that I did not know about. I say that this book is a very good book to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2001

    The Thunder Rolls

    I think this book gives a very good description of the hardships faced during the great depprsion.The story is down to earth and makes you feel like you are acuatlly in the story.

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