Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Boxed set

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Boxed set

by Mildred D. Taylor

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Overview

Ages 10 and up. Pub: 9/96.In the deep south of the 1930s and early 40s, Cassie Logan and her family stand together and stand proud to defy racial prejudice and violence. Now, to commemorate Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry's 20th anniversary, the unforgettable saga of the Logan family is available in a boxed set--Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Let the Circle Be Unbroken and The Road to Memphis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780147743473
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/01/1996
Series: Logan Family Series
Pages: 1
Product dimensions: 4.44(w) x 7.30(h) x 2.01(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Mildred D. Taylor is the author of nine novels including The Road to Memphis, Let the Circle Be Unbroken, The Land, and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Her books�have won numerous awards, among them a Newbery Medal (for Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry), four Coretta Scott King Awards, and a Boston�Globe-Horn Book Award. Her book The Land was awarded the L.A. Times Book Prize and the PEN Award for Children's Literature. In 2003, Ms. Taylor was named the First Laureate of the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature.
• 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 Colorado's 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.

Mildred D. Taylor is the author of nine novels including The Road to Memphis, Let the Circle Be Unbroken, The Land, and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Her books have won numerous awards, among them a Newbery Medal (for Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry), four Coretta Scott King Awards, and a Boston Globe—Horn Book Award. Her book The Land was awarded the L.A. Times Book Prize and the PEN Award for Children’s Literature. In 2003, Ms. Taylor was named the First Laureate of the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature.
                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 Colorado’s 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. 

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry boxed set 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
aaron.hairstone88 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The story is about an African American family who lives in Mississippi. The year is 1933. The African American is the Logan family. The is Papa, Mama, Big Ma, Stacey, Cassie, Christopher John, and Little Man. They live on a small cottage. Since the cost of cotton lowered, Papa had to leave home to work on the railroad to get money. The Logan family values their land like treasure, but a man named Mr. Granger is trying to rob them of their land. The Logan family will do whatever it takes to keep their land.
gcastoria36 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" by Mildred D. Taylor is a young adult fiction novel set in Southern Mississippi in 1933. Taylor is an African American who was born in Jackson, Mississippi, so she understands firsthand the hardship of growing up in the face of racism. The novel follows the Logan family, an African American family growing up outside of Vicksburg, MS during the Great Depression. They are different from the families that surround them in that they own the land they live and work on. The four Logan children, Little Man, Christopher-John, Cassie, and Stacy, must learn about growing up a different color and the kind of trouble that brings to them. They are forced to deal with things they never should have too, but learn to overcome adversity. I thought this was an excellent book that covers the topic of things such as racism and fear. I really enjoyed how it was written and the characters. Obviously the major topic in this book is racism and overcoming how they were treated. The Logan children begin this book more innocent and unknowing to the way the world is around them. Cassie wonders why they get made fun of every morning by the passing school bus, and why they get old torn up books in class. The children slowly begin to realize that it is not safe for them to share their opinions in certain company, and that they are treated differently because of the color of their skin. The Logan children befriend a white boy named Jeremy, so they have to deal with the problems that come with interracial friendships. I think Taylor did a really good job of shedding light to these issues that are still very much alive in today's world. I completely believe that racism is around and it is more than just between blacks and whites. It is an issue that students can relate to because they are witnesses or victims of it first hand. I think racism is a horrible problem humans just can't seem to get past, and reading books like this remind us just how bad it affects our character. Teachers can relate this book to other in many ways:*other books on racism/prejudice or standing up to fear: Diary of Anne Frank, To Kill a Mockingbird*compare how people were treated in this time and how they are todayI really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to young adults. When I am and English teacher I would defiantly have my students read this book.
caltstatt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a sad story of how racism was still very prominent even up to the mid 1900s. The Logan children were not aware of much of this until they got hand-me-down-books at school and almost run over by the school bus that picked up white children. Cassie had an eye-opening experience in town with her grandmother when she was forced to beg mercy and forgiveness. However, these are strong willed children and Cassie gets her revenge on the little white girl (my favorite part of the book). The parents are also strong and determined to keep the land that belongs to them. T.J. is a young boy about the same age as the Logan children, but he gets himself into trouble by getting involved with some bad white boys. Cassie's father tries to save T.J., but he is killed and it's a very sad ending to the book. This book would be for older elementary children. It's a great way of telling children how black people were treated during this time in the deep south and how it's changed since then.
saniaR on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
this book is really sad. this book is about black family. it shows how they were treated wrong. if you read this book you will found out that all that happen to the black was wrong.
matt.rocha0505 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Roll of thunder hear my cry is about the Logan family that lived during the 1920's in Mississippi. The logan family goes throw many harsh times either if they can't pay the mortgage, or extreme racism from the Wallace's. But at the end every one starts to work together with out racism. I like this book because it makes you happy knowing that your family doesn't have to going threw the amount of pressure of witch color shin is in power. This book can make you appreciate the things you have and not want to beg your parents to get you the latest thing all the time.