McDougal Littell Literature Connections: Student Text Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

McDougal Littell Literature Connections: Student Text Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Mildred D. Taylor

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ISBN-13: 9780395775301
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 01/28/1997
Series: McDougal Littell Literature Connections Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.58(w) x (h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 13 Years

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McDougal Littell Literature Connections: Student Text Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
discofox on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Realistic. Moving story. Great writing. But, not only negative. Real sotyr of a loving family and the world in which they try to live 'normal' family lives.
caitlin.dougherty on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a family living in Mississippi in the 1930s. The Logans are the only family who own land and their possession of that land is threatened. Cassie is the protagonist of the story, and she goes encounters some very adult themes during the story. She is humiliated multiple times, but she learns to stand up for herself and she learns how important her family is to her as the safety of her family is threatened. it is a very moving book. Life as they know it will change for the logans. But will it be for better or for worse?Roll of Thunder: Hear my Cry was a decent book but since I was forced to read it, I didn't have much choice. It was definitely not a book I would've picked out my self, but it wasn't all bad. I didn't exactly enjoy reading it but I did learn a couple things from it. Some things like I should be thankful for what I have because there are others that do not have as much as I do. Also, that not everything in this world is always there to just take as we please. There are many things in this world that we need to work for in order to get or accomplish. it was very depressing.
annikasmith on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent example of historical fiction. It was a fictitious plot with fictitious characters. Yet the story was based in a very accurate historical setting.
RaCo0301 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was okay, but it isn't really the kind of book I usually pick for myself. It was good to read another type of book, but i didn't really enjoy reading that much.
aprilmcmullen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a book about three African American kids who lived in Mississippi in 1930. Stacy, Cassie, and Little Man lives and see how life is really is for the black population. Their father is off in Louisiana working in order for them to keep their land that they have own for many years. They stuggle with the question of "Why?" they have to walk to school, they can't go to certain places, and why they cant live life as whites. They run into altercations with their peers, and mostly the opposite race. The book is told through Cassie eye's how she feels about what's going on in this time. As a teacher you could use this book in order for your pupils to get understanding from how life was back in 1930. We could talk about the civil rights and not just about African American but civil rights for many different things, such as women rights. I would use this book around the 9th or 10th grade because the students could understand the situation better before their emotions begin to go every where. They would be willing to talk about that time period in America.Personally i really enjoy this book every time I read because I learn something new. I would recommmend that everybody read it at some part of their life. I love the suspension she gives you at the end of the book makes you want to knew more of what happens next.
mekenna.hooper on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
this book is written from the prespective of a 4th grade in a racised time and poverty was going on. the girls name was cassie. she lived with her brothers, ( little man, chistoer john, stacey) her grandmother, and mother. her fathe works on the railroad and her uncle lives in chicgo. they own there own land and mr.granger wants to take it from them. stacey had a friend named TJ who started to get in trouble with two white boys R.W and melvien. they break into a store and kill the owner.then they betup tj and blam it all on him. I thought this book was a good book for someone that was in the sixth or seventh grade although I did not personally find it enjoyable. I believe it teaches good things about Mississippi and how African Americans were treated and it is much more interesting to read this novel than a history book to understand the subject. I personally thought that the book did well with presenting themes like racism and freedom.
RomikaC on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Logan's were is an African American family who leaved in Mississippi during the 1930's, they faced the many struggles that most blacks did at that time. Cassie who is the main character and the narrator is out-spoken, inquistive, and something naive 9 year old, who sometimes found herself in dubious situations. Although the Logan's encounter a number of trying situations, they still remain strong and hopeful themselves. Roll of Thunder can be utilized in the classroom in a number of ways, as a research tool. Having students research information about the 1930's (internet, newspaper achives,) After the research is complete students can compare and contrast today versus the 1930's, maybe creating a poster board, powerpoint, or other unique ways of presenting the his/her information. Students can interview his/her oldest living relative to get information about his/her childhood and educational background. After the information is complete students can write a paper on the information he/she received and the opinion on then versus now. All these activites will give students the opportunity not only to gain insight on his/her family history but also get a better understand of what things were like during this time.Roll of Thunder was a great book it gave in to think about how far we've come, I mean although racism still exist we don't have to endure the harsh treatments that they did. I think the Logan's were a family that was strong in pride and determination. They were hard workers people whom wanted only the best for their children, but would do anything to keep their family safe.
AaronKAwesome on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a story of a black family trying to make it in a world were they are mistreated. The Logan family live in Mississippi, there is Papa, Mama, Big Ma, Stacey, Cassie, Little Man, and Christopher-John. On the first day of school Cassie and Little Man refuse the old, but new to them, books that had a bad word. The bus that drives the white kids always gets them muddy so they dig a hole in the mud and the bus crashes. There has also been the bad things going on. The Berrys were burned alive by white men. Mama wants to boycott the Wallace store which is a bad place. They start to shop in Vicksburg, but Mr. Granger is trying to get their land. T.J. then tells the Wallaces about Mama and what she did to the new books. The county school group then fires her. The whites then try to hang T.J. but Papa starts a fire to stop them. Blacks and whites all work together to stop the fire. This is a great book about how hard it was for some people back then. Some people might be offended by the words in the book but the writer uses them strongly. This book is in a series of books all about the Logan family. I liked this book because it has so many twists and turns. I never thought that some of the things would happen. Mildred Taylor is a amazing writer that writes awesome books. Everyone should read this book. I am so happy we read it in class.
sdl149 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry takes place in the early 1930¿s and is about an African American family and their fight for survival in a Caucasian American dominant society. The story is told through the eyes of nine-year-old Cassie Logan. Through her thoughts, feelings and actions we learn much about the hardships and trials that African Americans went though in the early twentieth century. The book has many tension filled moments filled with conflict between the Logans and the Grangers, the white family that wants to reclaim the land that the Logans now own. I would definitely use this book in a middle school to high school level literature class. The story can give a historical insight into how people lived in the early 1930¿s. It also could teach about the interactions and conflicts between the African and Caucasian American families living in close proximity. This story could also teach students to appreciate the life they have and the fact that they were born here and in this time rather than back then when the tension rose with every small interaction between people of different races. I really enjoyed rereading this book. I read it once when I was about 11 years old, but I don¿t think that I quite understood everything that was going on and why those things were happening. I love history so any insight into how people lived in a different time than my own interests me. I didn¿t really appreciate the ending because it calls me to read the sequel to find out what actually happens to the family and their conflict with the Grangers.
AlWe1021 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was not my favorite, but it had a good story. The end was pretty good, with a lot of action, but I had to read through the whole book to get to it. The beginning was kind of boring.