Roll of thunder, hear my cry

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Dial Press, Oct 1, 1976 - Juvenile Fiction - 276 pages
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A black family living in Mississippi during the Depression of the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children do not understand.

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This is a wonderful book full of imagery sensory language etc. I teach intellectually gifted elementary students and I use this book with my 5th graders. We just finished the book this week and they all loved it as all the students in previous years have also. Read full review

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This book could be used to teach a class about prejudice and discrimination.

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Contents

AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT
ix
H Annabella in the Wings While They
21
in The Making of Jesse James 51
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About the author (1976)

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.