Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Written byMildred D. Taylor

Published in

About "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry"

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.


Genres
  • Historical Fiction
  • Young Adult
  • Fiction
  • Classics
  • Childrens
  • Middle Grade
  • School
  • Historical
  • African American
  • Read For School
awards
  • Newbery Medal (1977)
  • Buxtehuder Bulle (1984)
  • George C. Stone Center for Children's Books Recognition of Merit Award (1991)
  • Jane Addams Children's Book Award Nominee (1977)
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Fiction (2001)
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Nominee (1978)
  • Coretta Scott King Book Award for Author Honor (1977)
  • Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award (1979)
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Nominee for Fiction (1977)
  • California Young Readers Medal Nominee for Middle School/Junior High (1980)
  • National Book Award Finalist for Children's Literature (1977)
ISBN9780140348934pages288publisherPuffin BooksseriesLogans #4settings
  • Mississippi (United States)
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