Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Paperback | November 27, 2001

byMildred D. Taylor

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The stunning repackage of a timeless Newbery Award Winner, with cover art by two-time Caldecott Honor Award winner Kadir Nelson!

With the land to hold them together, nothing can tear the Logans apart.


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 is 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, for no matter how others may degrade them, the Logans possess soemthing 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

"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

* Newbery Medal winner
* A National Book Award Nominee
* American Book Award Honor Book
* An ALA Notable Book
* A NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
* A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book

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 The recipient of the distinguished Newbery Medal, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is a classic of contemporary children’s literature and a remarkable portrait of life for African-Americans during the turbulent social and political period of the 1930s. Mildred D. Taylor’s moving and dignified portrayal of a family that stands together in ...

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The stunning repackage of a timeless Newbery Award Winner, with cover art by two-time Caldecott Honor Award winner Kadir Nelson!With the land to hold them together, nothing can tear the Logans apart. 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,...

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

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.75 × 5.13 × 0.54 inPublished:November 27, 2001Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140384510

ISBN - 13:9780140384512

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

Customer Reviews of Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This book was super! My favorite character was Stacey and my favorite part was the end, though it was sad. This book was really well written and I loved it.
Date published: 2015-02-09
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 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

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From Our Editors

 The recipient of the distinguished Newbery Medal, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is a classic of contemporary children’s literature and a remarkable portrait of life for African-Americans during the turbulent social and political period of the 1930s. Mildred D. Taylor’s moving and dignified portrayal of a family that stands together in the face of monumental prejudice and frightening violence comes to young-adult readers in this Puffin Classics edition. The story of the Logans, who know that despite the riders in white and the burnings that take place all around them in their home in the Deep South, they have their land — and with owning land comes pride and freedom. In the face of all the odds, the Logans stand together, especially when their child, Cassie, has to learn about ugly racial tensions first-hand.

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"This recently published special 40th anniversary edition of the Newbery-Award winning coming-of-age story features gorgeous new cover art by Kadir Nelson . . . The theme of community resistance to racism is still relevant, and the 10-year-old narrator, Cassie, is an inspirational protagonist for boys and girls of all ages.”—Ebony