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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Written by Mildred Delois Taylor

Illustrated by David Kearney

Part of the Puffin Modern Classics Series

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Synopsis

'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.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Press Reviews

The vivid story . . . shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence. The vivid story... shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence. ( Booklist , starred review)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141333342
Publication date: 6th January 2011
Author: Mildred Delois Taylor
Illustrator: David Kearney
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 320 pages

About Mildred Delois Taylor

Mildred D. Taylor was born in Mississippi and grew up in Ohio. She worked in Ethiopia with the Peace Corps before enrolling at the School of Journalism at the University of Colorado, where she helped develop a Black Studies programme. She is best-known for her Newbery Medal winner, ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY. Mildred D. Taylor still lives in Colorado.

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