Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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Scholastic Inc., 1999 - 16 pages
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The story of one African-American family fighting to stay together and strong in the face of brutal racist attacks, illness, poverty, and betrayal in the Deep South of the 1930s.
 

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I really enjoyed this book. It felt very real. Fiction or no, the events in this book could actually have happened. I liked Cassie, though I didn't like everything that she did. The ending was ... Read full review

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This perennial young adult favorite tells the story of the Logans, a black family living in rural Mississippi in 1933. Cassie, the lone daughter in the Logan clan, narrates her family’s tale of ... Read full review

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Contents

BEFORE READING THE BOOK
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About the Author
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Understanding the Setting
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EXPLORING THE BOOK
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Language Arts Social Studies Math
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Summary and Discussion Questions
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Science Writing Social Studies
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Summary and Discussion Questions
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Language Arts Literature Social Studies Music
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SUMMARIZING THE BOOK
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Evaluation Ideas
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STUDENT REPRODUCIBLES
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Assessing Advice
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Literature Circle Cards
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About the author (1999)

Mildred D. Taylor was born in Jackson, Mississippi on September 13, 1943 and grew up in Toledo, Ohio. She received a Bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Toledo in 1965 and then spent two years in the Peace Corp teaching English and History in Ethiopia. She received a Master's degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado. During this time, she joined the Black Student Alliance and assisted in creating the black studies program at the university. After graduation and before becoming a full-time author, she worked for the Black Education Program as a study skills director. Using her personal experiences and family stories she heard while growing up, Taylor has created several historical fiction books that offer realistic portraits of African-American families in the mid-1900s. Her novel Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry won the Newbery Award in 1977 and was made into a television movie in 1978. The Well: David's Story received the 1997 Jason Award. She has also received the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Jane Addams Book Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, and the Christopher Award multiple times. She currently lives in Colorado.

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