Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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'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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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 26mm | 240.4g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PUFFIN
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141333340
  • 9780141333342
  • 220,454

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"The vivid story . . . shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence." The vivid story... shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence. ("Booklist", starred review)
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About Mildred Delois Taylor

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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97,239 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
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4 33% (31,857)
3 25% (24,175)
2 8% (8,020)
1 3% (3,336)
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