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....
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Paperback)
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...
Mildred Taylor was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and grew up in Toledo, Ohio. After graduating from the University of Toledo, she served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia for two years and then spent the next year traveling throughout the United States, working and recruiting for the Peace Corps. At the University of Colorados School of Journalism, she helped created a Black Studies program and taught in the program for two years. Ms. Taylor has worked as a proofreader-editor and as program coordinator for an international house and a community free school. She now devotes her time to her family, writing, and what she terms ?the family ranch in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
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
|Genre||JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Prejudice & Racism|
|Publisher Date||1997-02-01 00:00:00.0|
|Unit weight||0.45 lb|
|Authors||Taylor, Mildred D.|
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