Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry Author:Mildred D. Taylor 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 coura... more »ge and pride, for no matter how others may degrade them, the Logans possess something no one can take away.« less
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.