Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry

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Annotation: An African American family struggles to maintain their dignity and independence against prejudice and discrimination in Depression-era Mississippi.
Catalog Number: #130962
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Publisher: Penguin
Copyright Date: 1997
Edition Date: 2016
Pages: 276 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-14-038451-0 Perma-Bound: 0-605-95884-X
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-14-038451-2 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-95884-5
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 76002287
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
Horn Book
This twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the Newbery Medal book and second novel in the Logan family saga contains a new foreword by Mildred Taylor.
Word Count: 65,606
Reading Level: 5.7
Interest Level: 5-9
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.7 / points: 10.0 / quiz: 136 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:6.9 / points:15.0 / quiz:Q09814
Lexile: 920L
Guided Reading Level: W
Fountas & Pinnell: W

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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