Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: 40th Anniversary Special Edition

Book 4 of 6 in the The Logan Family Saga Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 5 - 9Grades 4 - 10W5.765606
A black family living in Mississippi during the Depression of the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children do not understand.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published on April 12, 2004 by Puffin Books
ISBN-10: 0142401129
ISBN-13: 9780142401125
6 Book Reviews
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  • lms
    lmsMonday, February 25, 2019 at 1:58 pm44 stars
    This book shows the past and what it was like for people who were not white. I thought there was some detailed structure and the message of this book comes through really well. Stand up for what's right even in bad situations. That's what I got out of this book. I think Mildred did a wonderful job expressing what she has seen, detail in all. I look forward to reading another book by her. Always help others even when you know its wrong, stand up for what's right.
    • pm134270618
      pm134270618Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 12:56 pm44 stars
      Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor is a very good book. This book shows the old days and shows racism is not okay. It also shows sexism isn't okay either. This book shows no matter how old you are you can do a lot!
      • ballislife23
        ballislife23Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 7:28 pm
        At firs this book was boring until the middle.n Just like always at that point the story picks up and gets good. The story was good since I feel the author truly expressed the sadness they felt and how outrageous the segregation was. It made me better understand the concept of the struggle between the whites and the blacks at that time. The story builds up to a fiery climax that was just astonishing. A lot of people complain about the use of a bad word but with out it you wouldn't truly feel the horror they felt long ago
        • grant716
          grant716Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 5:53 am
          The worst book I have ever read in my life
          • dimensionkeeper
            dimensionkeeperThursday, November 14, 2013 at 5:26 am
            This book is so intense and sad. I feel so bad for T.J. Mr. Morrison lifts a truck it is so amazing good! I recommend this book to everyone.
            • ziarashid
              ziarashidWednesday, November 13, 2013 at 1:40 pm55 stars
              This is a story of hope. The author has such good writing, and it describes the struggle for equality amongst segregation and sadness. I was inspired because of this book, and it will stay with me for the rest of my life.