Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Logans, Bk 4)
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry - Logans, Bk 4 Author:Mildred D. Taylor, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator) Winner of the 1977 Newbery Medal, this is a remarkably moving novel-one that has impressed the hearts and minds of millions of readers. Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, it is the story of one family's struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. — And, too, it is ... more »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.« less
This book exposes you to what Mississippi was back then. I enjoyed reading this book. It was a required book in my 6th grade class and I'm glad it was. I've read this book a couple times and I greatly enjoyed it. After reading this book, Mildred D. Taylor became one of my favorite author's and I picked up The Land(which is the prequel). It as well is a wonderful book. I highly recommend this book.
From the back cover: This is a story of physical survival, but more important, it is a story of the survival of the human spirit. This is Cassie's story-- Cassie Logan, a girl raised by a family determined not to surrender their independence or their humanity simply because they are black. Cassie has grown up protected, strong, and so far, unaware that any white person could consider her inferior-- or force her to be untrue to herself. It takes the events of one turbulent year to turn her safe world upside down.
This book opens eyes to race relations in earlier times. Good for young readers to learn about the past prejudices and great for older readers as well.....to keep their eyes & minds open to prejudices. A keeper!
An excellent read for adults as well as young readers. I didn't read it when it was published in 1976 thinking that at 22 I was too "adult". Like Harry Potter, though, this is a book that adults can become engrossed in. Cassie Logan is 9 years old in 1933. She lives in the south with her family during a shameful period of our past. She has to deal with extreme bigotry and racism from whites. Instead of feeling sorry for herself, though, she remains strong and proud. This story recounts a particularly strifeful year in the lives of Cassie & her family.