roll of thunder hear my cry

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry


Author: Mildred Delois Taylor

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Product details
For ages 12-17
Format Paperback | 224 pages
Publication date 29 Sep 1994
Publisher Penguin Random House

SKU: 9780140371741 Category: Tag:


Mildred D.Taylor’s much-loved classic, for readers aged 12+, Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry follows a feisty African-American girl – Cassie Logan – as she grows up in Mississippi during the Great Depression and learns the shocking realities of racism. Perfect for fans of The Help, Malorie Blackman and To Kill a Mockingbird .

‘Look out there, Cassie girl, all that belongs to you.’

Cassie finds it difficult to understand why the farm means so much to her father. But, as she witnesses the hatred and destruction all around her, she begins to learn the importance of standing up for your rights.

The powerful and moving story of growing up during the American Depression.

Mildred D. Taylor was born is Jackson, Mississippi and is the author of several young adult novels which tackle issues of race, including: the iconic Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, Let the Circle Be Unbroken and The Land.



“There are things you can’t back down on, things you gotta take a stand on. But it’s up to you to decide what them things are. You have to demand respect in this world, ain’t nobody just gonna hand it to you. How you carry yourself, what you stand for–that’s how you gain respect. But, little one, ain’t nobody’s respect worth more than your own.”

“Baby, we have no choice of what color we’re born or who our parents are or whether we’re rich or poor. What we do have is some choice over what we make of our lives once we’re here.”

Additional information

Weight 159 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 14 cm


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