Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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This winner of the 1977 Newbery Medal tells of one familys struggle to overcome the prejudices and hate they face in the deep south of Mississippi during the Great Depression. *Author: Taylor, Mildred D./ Pinkney, Jerry (ILT) *Publication Date: 2000/12/01 *Number of Pages: 276 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.75 *Height: 8.50


Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780803726475
SKU 30670328
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0803726473
Release Date 12/1/2000
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.75L x 1T
Author Info
Jerry Pinkney
Jerry Pinkney's talent as an artist earned him a scholarship to the Philadelphia Museum College of Art. After graduation he worked as a designer for a greeting card company. Pinkney published his first picture book for children, THE ADVENTURES OF SPIDER: A WEST AFRICAN FOLK TALE, in 1964. In 1986 he won the Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations for THE PATCHWORK QUILT; the following year he won the award again for HALF MOON AND ONE WHOLE STAR. His illustrations for THE TALKING EGG earned a 1988 Caldecott Honor. In 1989, his illustrations for MIRANDY AND BROTHER WIND led to that book being named a Caldecott Honor Book and winning the Coretta Scott King Award.
Mildred Taylor is best known for her historical fiction featuring African-American families. Although Taylor was born in Mississippi, she and her family moved to Ohio as her father did not want to raise his family in the segregated South. It was during her Ohio school years that Taylor first discovered the need for historical stories about African Americans. She felt that what she and other students learned from textbooks did not accurately portray the lives and history of African Americans. Taylor attended the University of Toledo, after which she joined the Peace Corps to teach English and history in Ethiopia. Upon returning to the U.S., she entered the School of Journalism at the University of Colorado. During this time, as a member of the Black Student Alliance, she helped the university develop a black studies program. Her first book, SONG OF THE TREES, was published in 1975 after it was entered in a contest sponsored by the Council on Interracial Books for Children. Taylor's second book, ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY won the 1977 Newbery Medal. In 1982. LET THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN received the Coretta Scott King Award.
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Editors Note This winner of the 1977 Newbery Medal tells of one family's struggle to overcome the prejudices and hate they face in the deep south of Mississippi during the Great Depression.
Annotation Focusing on the struggles and triumphs of the Logans, a poor African-American family, ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY explores themes of racism, family heritage, sacrifice, pride, and accountability in Depression-era Mississippi. The Logans live on land they own, and although half of it is still mortgaged to the bank, the family considers the land their legacy. That legacy is put in danger when nine-year-old Cassie's parents help organize a boycott against the local market. Published in 1976, the book was inspired by stories Mildred D. Taylor heard growing up and by her own family history, which like that of the Logans, includes ancestors who were slaves. Though she stresses that the story is not autobiographical, Taylor has also said the book is an acknowledgement of the difficult lives, and many sacrifices, of the generations before hers--generations that ultimately paved the way for the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Winner of the 1977 Newbery Award.
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Book Format Hardcover
Edition 0025
Minimum Age 09
Number of Pages 0276
Publisher SPEAK

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