Banned or Challenged Books, Grades 5–8

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

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


Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor was among the top 10 most frequently challenged book of 2002 for offensive language. In 2004, a family attempted to have the novel banned from classrooms for its "harsh depictions of racism and its use of racial slurs."

Activity: These enrichment activities for Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry include project and activities, comprehension tests, and lessons on segregation and African-American heroes.

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