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What the community says about Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
- "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. "
- "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. "
- "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."
- "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."
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- "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."
- "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."
- "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."