Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

by Mildred D. Taylor

Mildred D. Taylor’s Logan family saga began in 1975 with publication of the... read more

Mildred D. Taylor’s Logan family saga began in 1975 with publication of the fine book Song of the Trees , but it was this Newbery-Award-winning novel that brought young Cassie Logan and her family to the deserving attention of millions of young readers and adults in many nations. Set during the Depression in rural, segregated southern Mississippi, this is a richly told, memorable portrait of a proud, loving, African American family deeply rooted in their land and their community. They are devoted to all that their property and family represent with regard to the complex struggles of their past and their realistic optimism about the future. This fine edition features a new introduction by the author, who reflects on the writing and publication of the most famous of her books. She also comments on her nine-volume Logan series and how it is based on the history of her own family. (Age 10 and older)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2002

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