Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry

by Mildred D. Taylor

Puffin | August 29, 1991 | Mass Market Paperbound

Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry is rated 5 out of 5 by 3.
Winner of the Newbery Medal

A New York Times Book Review Best of Children''s Books

A National Book Award Nominee


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

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''s 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—no matter how others may degrade them, the Logans possess something no one can take away.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 288 pages, 7.13 × 4.35 × 0.79 in

Published: August 29, 1991

Publisher: Puffin

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 014034893X

ISBN - 13: 9780140348934

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Saddest book ever Written I read this book about 2 years ago, and out of all of the books I've read, it's probably the saddest book I've ever read in my life. The author who wrote this book taught me a highly valuable lesson, never to judge a book by it's cover, and it also made me think about all of the terrible things the black people had to go through, and they lived there lives in peril for almost an eternity. Sometimes I wish I could go back in time and stop racisim sooner, but it seems useless because it keeps happening. Anyways back to the book. I think every kid in the world (and adult) should read this book, it is so touching, and so very true. If everyone reads this book, mabye they will realize how wrong racism is, and how wrong child labour, and poverty, and lives without rights are. I hope you make the right decision and read this wonderful book. (Sorry for the explanation, you wanted to know about the book)
Date published: 2005-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from rol of thunder hear me cry this novel was great!! i read it at school with my whole class and it really taught me a lot about all the racisim that was goin on back then and that still exists today. It also taught me that you have to stand up for yourself in order to keep you happy and confident! overall i really enjoyed it and would recomend it to everyone!
Date published: 2002-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Touching 'Roll of thunder Hear my cry' Is a book I could not do without. I never knew the troubles that racism brought that much until after I read this book. I finally opened me up to the possibilities.
Date published: 2001-10-27

– More About This Product –

Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry

by Mildred D. Taylor

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 288 pages, 7.13 × 4.35 × 0.79 in

Published: August 29, 1991

Publisher: Puffin

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 014034893X

ISBN - 13: 9780140348934

From the Publisher

Winner of the Newbery Medal

A New York Times Book Review Best of Children''s Books

A National Book Award Nominee


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

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''s 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—no matter how others may degrade them, the Logans possess something no one can take away.

About the Author

Mildred D. Taylor is the author of nine novels including The Road to Memphis, Let the Circle Be Unbroken, The 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.

Editorial Reviews

"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

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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