Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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During the Great Depression in Mississippi, this story talks about the struggle of a family to maintain pride, independence and integrity against the racism and social inequity. 
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What the community says about Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

  • Willie Evans
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "A classic tale of racial prejudice in the pre WW2 south. This work continues to be as relevant today as it was when it was written. Written for school children, it is readable and thought evoking. I teach 6th grade, an this is at the top of my class reading list. "
  • Hannah Wells
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "The book seems to be written from the point of view of a teenage girl. this would really inspire another teenagers to be able to look differently at the world and to give them the confidence of overcoming life challenges."
  • Hansika Balasubramanium
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I just finished reading Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and I think it's one of the best historical fictions for teens out there. I read it before I passed it to my 14-year-old daughter and we both just loved it. It tells the story of a black family in Mississippi during the Great Depression. "
  • Frank Scott
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The setting of this novel should be greatly appealing to fans of To Kill A Mockingbird. The setting and content will seem immediately familiar, but still very fresh. This award winning young adult novel is a refreshingly mature and riveting story that a wide audience will enjoy. Highly recommended to any young reader, and fans of To Kill A Mockingbird in particular."
  • Samuel Williamson
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "It's hard to vote against this book. The story is moving and powerful, and I feel like it's the type of writing that is actually important. It also keeps your pages turning to find out what happens next. I only marked it down for being a little slow in the beginning chapters."
  • Adam White
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "fits topic with good reviews, i think there is better though"
  • Christopher Munoz
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This award winning book is a must-have. I could read it again and again!"
  • Joan Weber
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "The Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is a breathtaking novel! A must read! The book is about the life of a Southern black family struggling to keep their land, their dignity, and their lives in the middle of the Great Depression. Highly recommend reading!!!"
  • Julio Monroy
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I was captivated by the audio trailer of this book that takes place during the Great Depression in Mississippi. This story talks about the struggle of a family to maintain pride, independence and integrity against the racism and social inequity. "
  • Yolanda Escobar
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "In the African-American market there are many classics you can describe this book in particular as one of them has very good reviews sold a lot of volumes so I think that if it enters the list of best books for African-American according to Huffington."
  • Muhammad Mittal
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This is a very good read for all and not just girls of color. It is loosely based on the racism and discrimination during the Great Depression. The book is inspiring for all who reads it."
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  • Walter Howell
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is a story about a struggling family during the Great Depression and the fight against racism, inequality, and independence. It's a very enlightening book, and one could say it's also empowering as it explores racial themes from the perspective of a girl who fights back. While it's not something you might be immediately interested in I recommend you take a look at it as I really enjoyed it and learned a lot from it."
  • Ricardo Andrade
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "I have my children read a broad spectrum of books. I recently had them read Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. I thought it was good for them to read about human difficulties during real hard times. I think they liked and learned some things. I am glad they got to read a story from a different perspective than they are used too."
  • Victoria Obrien
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I found this book to be rather intense. It more than touches on racial injustice and the stresses this family had to deal with. I was able to finish the book but found myself in a bad mood afterward. I was looking to find a book that a younger audience could read to introduce them to some historical insight in to how things used to be. I myself didn't care for the book and found it to be a bit harsh for a younger audience. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone under 16. Although the book had some good content and a good story a wouldn't read it again."

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