Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Children's, New & Recommended, Teenage & Young Adult
Paperback Published on: 03/07/2014
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is the classic story of a girl growing up in the deep South. Set in Mississippi at the height of the American Depression, this is the story of a family's struggle to maintain their integrity, pride and independence against the forces of a cruelly racist society.

'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.

Winner of the highly prestigious John Newbery Medal in the USA in 1977.

  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
  • ISBN: 9780141354873
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 255g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
You learn while reading a brilliant book
This story is being told by a black-skinned girl living in America. The story itself is set in the 1930s or 1940s. She tells everything that happens to her... READ MORE
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
I read this for a course on Children's Literature. It gives a non-American a good first insight into the racism in America. The prose is quite easy, there ... READ MORE
Sara Petronijevich