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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
by Mildred D. Taylor, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

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List Price: $18.99 (store prices may vary)
Format: Hardcover
Classification: Children’s
Age: 8 - 12 years
Page Count: 304
ISBN13: 9781101993880
Imprint: Dial Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann and Pearson PLC

Book Description:

A stunning repackage of Mildred D. Taylor’s Newbery Award-winning masterpiece with cover art by two-time Caldecott Honor Award winner Kadir Nelson and an introduction by Jacqueline Woodson, just in time for its 40th Anniversary!

Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, this is the story of one family’s struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. And it is also Cassie’s story—Cassie Logan, an independent girl who discovers over the course of an important year why having land of their own is so crucial to the Logan family, even as she learns to draw strength from her own sense of dignity and self-respect.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry also won the following awards and honors:

  • Newbery Medal winner
  • A National Book Award Nominee
  • American Book Award Honor Book
  • An ALA Notable Book
  • A NCSS-CBC Notable Children s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
  • A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book




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