Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Author: Mildred D. Taylor
Published: September 1994
For Upper Secondary School Students
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 his 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 even worse hardships.