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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Puffin Modern Classics


No. of pages 320

Great for age 12-18 years
'We have no choice of what colour 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.' 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 her 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 terrible hardships.


This book is part of a book series called Puffin Modern Classics .

There are 320 pages in this book. This book was published 2011 by Penguin Books Ltd .

Alan Durant is an established children's author who has written several books for young adults as well as fiction for young children, picture books and poetry. He has previously compiled Red Hot Reads: Vampire Stories for Kingfisher. He lives in Surrey. David Kearney, a talented black-and-white line artist with particular expertise in sports provides a full-page, action-packed illustration for each story. Mildred D. Taylor was born in Mississippi and grew up in Ohio. She worked in Ethiopia with the Peace Corps before enrolling at the School of Journalism at the University of Colorado, where she helped develop a Black Studies programme. She is best-known for her Newbery Medal winner, ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY. Mildred D. Taylor still lives in Colorado.

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