Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Mass Market Paperback | October 1, 1991

byMildred D. Taylor

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Winner of the Newbery Medal

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

A National Book Award Nominee


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.


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

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Winner of the Newbery Medal A New York Times Book Review Best of Children's Books A National Book Award NomineeWhy 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 Cas...

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 wa...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.13 × 4.38 × 0.78 inPublished:October 1, 1991Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014034893X

ISBN - 13:9780140348934

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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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