Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Written by Mildred D. Taylor
Illustrated by David Kearney
Part of the A Puffin Book Series
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is the classic story of a girl growing up in the deep South.
Puffin Fact! After graduating from the University of Toledo, Mildred D. Taylor spent two years in Ethiopia with the Peace Corps, which she described as ‘the happiest years’ in her adult life. Download more Puffin Facts here!
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
'We have no choice of what colour we're born or who our parents are or whether we're rich or poor. What we do have is some choice over what we make of our lives once we're here.'
The Mississippi of the 1930s was a hard place for a black child to grow up in, but still Cassie didn't understand why farming his own land meant so much to her father. During that year, though, when the night riders were carrying hatred and destruction among her people, she learned about the great differences that divided them, and when it was worth fighting for a principle even if it brought terrible hardships.
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Interest Age: From 11
Mildred D. Taylor
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Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
3rd July 2014
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