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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - (Puffin Modern Classics) by Mildred D Taylor (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • Winner of the Newbery Medal, this remarkably moving novel has impressed the hearts and minds of millions of readers.
  • 10 Years
  • 7.0" x 5.06" Paperback
  • 276 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Classics
  • Series Name: Puffin Modern Classics

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About the Book



The story of one African-American family fighting to stay together and strong in the face of brutal racist attacks, illness, poverty, and betrayal in the Deep South of the 1930s.



Book Synopsis



Winner of the Newbery Medal, this remarkably moving novel has impressed the hearts and minds of millions of readers.

Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, this is the story of one family's struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. And it is also Cassie's story--Cassie Logan, an independent girl who discovers over the course of an important year why having land of their own is so crucial to the Logan family, even as she learns to draw strength from her own sense of dignity and self-respect.

* "[A] vivid story.... Entirely through its own internal development, the novel shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence."--Booklist, starred review



Review Quotes




"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



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.

Dimensions (Overall): 7.0 Inches (H) x 5.06 Inches (W) x .79 Inches (D)
Weight: .49 Pounds
Suggested Age: 10 Years
Number of Pages: 276
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Classics
Series Title: Puffin Modern Classics
Publisher: Puffin Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Mildred D Taylor
Language: English
Street Date: April 12, 2004
TCIN: 11482646
UPC: 9780142401125
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-7117
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.79 inches length x 5.06 inches width x 7 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.49 pounds
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