Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Mildred D. Taylor's Newbery Award-winning novel, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, will capture your middle and intermediate students' attention. This story is about a black family who must struggle with discrimination during the Depression of the 1930s.
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Updated on: November 7, 2001
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Books by Mildred D. Taylor

Let the Circle Be Unbroken
In 1935, the young Logan family watches as their friend is charged with murder and tried by an all-white jury.

Mississippi Bridge
Jeremy Sims is living in Mississippi during the Depression, when he witnesses a black passenger being asked to leave the bus so a white passenger can sit down. This is a story of racial injustice.

Song of the Trees
During the Depression, a white man attempts to cut down a forest that is very important to a rural black family. Read about the family's struggle to preserve the land.

The Friendship
An elderly black man and a white store owner who are friends are faced with a tough situation when peer pressure and racism come into play during the Depression.

The Gold Cadillac
An Ohio family drives across the South in their brand new gold Cadillac, but finds that because of the color of their skin they are looked down on. They end up being afraid for their lives.

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