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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

The Mississippi of the 1930s was a hard place for a black child to grow up in, but still Cassie didn't understand why farming his own land meant so much to her father. During that year, though, when the night riders were carrying hatred and destruction among her people, she learn... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141354873
Barcode 9780141354873
Published 22 October 2014 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Taylor, Mildred Delois
Illustrated by Kearney, David
Afterword by Elkin, Judith
Series A puffin book (part: 57)
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ISBN-13 9780141354873
ISBN-10 0141354879
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date 22 October 2014
International Publication Date 3 July 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Taylor, Mildred Delois
Illustrated by Kearney, David
Afterword by Elkin, Judith
Series A puffin book (part: 57)
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 255g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Children's stories, American
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code 519682

Description of this Book

'We have no choice of what colour we're born or who our parents are or whether we're rich or poor. What we do have is some choice over what we make of our lives once we're here.' The Mississippi of the 1930s was a hard place for a black child to grow up in, but still Cassie didn't understand why farming his own land meant so much to her father. During that year, though, when the night riders were carrying hatred and destruction among her people, she learned about the great differences that divided them, and when it was worth fighting for a principle even if it brought terrible hardships.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Mildred D. Taylor was born in Mississippi and grew up in Ohio. She worked in Ethiopia with the Peace Corps before enrolling at the School of Journalism at the University of Colorado, where she helped develop a Black Studies programme. She is best-known for her Newbery Medal winner, ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY. Mildred D. Taylor still lives in Colorado.

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