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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

By Mildred D. Taylor

Speak, Paperback, 9780140384512, 276pp.

Publication Date: November 27, 2001

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Description
The stunning repackage of a timeless Newbery Award Winner, with cover art by two-time Caldecott Honor Award winner Kadir Nelson
With the land to hold them together, nothing can tear the Logans apart.

Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates Cassie in public simply because she is black to show Cassie that having a place of their own is the Logan family's lifeblood. It is the land that gives the Logans their courage and pride, for no matter how others may degrade them, the Logans possess soemthing no one can take away.

" Taylor] writes not with rancor or bitterness of indignities, but with pride, strength, and respect for humanity." The New York Times Book Review
"The vivid story of a black family whose warm ties to each other and their land give them strength to defy rural Southern racism during the Depression . . . Entirely through its own internal development, the novel shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence despite the certainty of outer defeat." Booklist, starred review

* 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



About the Author
Mildred D. Tayloris the author of nine novels includingThe Road to Memphis, Let the Circle Be Unbroken, The Land, The Well, andRoll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Her books have won numerous awards, among them a Newbery Medal (forRoll of Thunder, Hear My Cry), four Coretta Scott King Awards, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. Her bookThe Landwas awarded theL.A. TimesBook Prize and the PEN Award for Children's Literature. In 2003, Ms. Taylor was named the First Laureate of the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature. Ms. Taylor now devotes her time to her family, writing, and what she terms "the family ranch" in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Kadir Nelson(www.kadirnelson.com)is a two-time Caldecott Honor Award recipient. He has received an NAACP Image Award, a CASEY Award, the 2009 and 2014 Coretta Scott King Author Award, and the 2009 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award. Among Mr. Nelson's other awards are gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators. His work has appeared inThe New York Times, Sports Illustrated, andThe New Yorker. He lives in Los Angeles."
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