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Format

Paperback

Author

Mildred D. Taylor

Publisher

Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd July 2014

ISBN

9780141354873

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is the classic story of a girl growing up in the deep South.

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Synopsis

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

'We have no choice of what colour we're born or who our parents are or whether we're rich or poor. What we do have is some choice over what we make of our lives once we're here.'

The Mississippi of the 1930s was a hard place for a black child to grow up in, but still Cassie didn't understand why farming his own land meant so much to her father. During that year, though, when the night riders were carrying hatred and destruction among her people, she learned about the great differences that divided them, and when it was worth fighting for a principle even if it brought terrible hardships.

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About The Author

Mildred D. Taylor was born in Mississippi and grew up in Ohio. She worked in Ethiopia with the Peace Corps before enrolling at the School of Journalism at the University of Colorado, where she helped develop a Black Studies programme. She is best-known for her Newbery Medal winner, ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY. Mildred D. Taylor still lives in Colorado.
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