Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Puffin Modern Classics)
Winner of the Newbery Medal, this remarkably moving novel has impressed the hearts and minds of millions of readers.
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.
* "[A] vivid story.... Entirely through its own internal development, the novel shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence."—Booklist, starred review
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Fantastic Newbery Gold Medal BookUser Review - apexer - Overstock.com
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
overall goodUser Review - ugascarfgirl - Overstock.com
I bought this book for a Childrens Literature class I took in college. It was not my favorite book but it is not horrible. Many people loved it actually. It does have some amazingly vivid scenes and ... Read full review