Book Reviews of Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry

Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry
Author: Mildred D. Taylor
ISBN-13: 9780141311869
ISBN-10: 014131186X
Publication Date: 4/2001
Pages: 288
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Putnam~trade
Book Type: Paperback
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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 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.
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Racism in the South after the Civil War. Theme: dignity, racism
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Back cover:

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- no matter how others may degrade them, the Logans possess something no one can take away.
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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.
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Great kids book - Newberry and many other awards. My kids really enjoyed it - the story of a girl named Cassie and her family enduring the depression and coping up with racism.
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**From the back cover**
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 something no one can take away.
"Taylor....writes not with rancor or bitterness or indignities, but with pride, strentgh, and respect for humanity."-The New York Times Book Review
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This is a good book for every child to read no matter what their race. It is both interesting and very thought provoking.