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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry | [Mildred D. Taylor]

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year, the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates Cassie in public simply because she is black, to show Cassie that having a place of their own is the Logan family's lifeblood. It is the land that gives the Logans their courage and pride, for no matter how others may degrade them, the Logans possess something no one can take away.
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Publisher's Summary

Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year, the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates Cassie in public simply because she is black, to show Cassie that having a place of their own is the Logan family's lifeblood. It is the land that gives the Logans their courage and pride, for no matter how others may degrade them, the Logans possess something no one can take away.

©2001 Mildred D. Taylor; (P)2001 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"Vivid - complex - powerful - convincing - The novel shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence." (Booklist)

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    Cherie Harrison, TN, USA 06-12-06
    Cherie Harrison, TN, USA 06-12-06
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    "Good story"

    This is a great story about a black family's struggle in the 1930's in the Southern USA. I used the narrative (with the paperback books) in my middle school class (for 2 years now) and the students love it. Most of them have very limited knowledge of the Civil Rights struggle in America. We used the book along with speeches by JFK and ML King, Jr and segments of the Harriett Tubman story to survey slavery and civil rights in the United States. The narrarator does an excellent job telling this story. My students couldn't wait to get to the end, and then they wanted to read the next book in the Mildred Taylor collection!

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Argiro Norridge, IL, United States 12-13-11
    Argiro Norridge, IL, United States 12-13-11
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    "Wrong chapters"
    Any additional comments?

    The chapters are completely off with the book. I use the audiobook for my reading class, and while the audiobook says chapter one, we were at the end of chapter 2. NOT TEACHER-FRIENDLY!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Georgia San Clemente, CA, USA 10-17-09
    Georgia San Clemente, CA, USA 10-17-09
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    "Beautiful!"

    The narrator is incredible, the story is beautiful and educational. A wonderful story which will lead to many enriching conversations about black history.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tami Fowler Olathe KS 04-05-13
    Tami Fowler Olathe KS 04-05-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Chapter Breaks....Just thought I'd add these"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    Ch1) 00:27 Ch2) 47:16 Ch3) 1:02:22, Ch4) 1:44:12 Ch5) 2:37:34 Ch6) 2:59:39 Ch7) 3:38:12 Ch8) 4:29:05 Ch9) 5:06:07 Ch10) 5:40:51 Ch11) 6:17:30 Ch12) 6:41:24

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie 05-25-15
    Stephanie 05-25-15
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    "Such a great story and narration was spot on"

    I read and loved this book as a child and purchased the audio version for my daughter. The narrator did a fabulous job throughout. It was nice to experience the Logan Family journey again as an adult together with my daughter.

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    Robert 05-08-15
    Robert 05-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent!!"

    so good. best book I have ever read in z long time. love it. this book had me worried & scared.

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    M.J. North Miami, FL United States 02-21-15
    M.J. North Miami, FL United States 02-21-15
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    "touches me every time"

    Read this book at least 5 times. Touches me every time. Flawless. Memorable. I will read it again.

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    ashamac 01-20-15
    ashamac 01-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Mmm...so, so."
    What made the experience of listening to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry the most enjoyable?

    The story was great. The sections in this audio player don't match up with the actual book chapters howver.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Performance could be improved by correcting the skipping/pausing that happens periodically.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    D. Bruton USA 01-19-15
    D. Bruton USA 01-19-15 Member Since 2015

    Homeschool mom reading lots of fiction with my teenage daughter. We read mostly classics but also some pop fiction and sci fi.

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    "Good one!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this is a good story and the narrator does it justice. It's fast paced and has a good level of intensity.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The main characters are children and kids relate to them well. The main character in the book learns to deal with the situations (and emotions caused by them) in her not-so-simple life. There's a lot to learn!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laura AUBURN, WA, United States 05-28-13
    Laura AUBURN, WA, United States 05-28-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing story made even more amazing by the narrat"

    This was one of our read aloud stories for home school this year. It's an incredible story, but the narrator delivers the lines with such flawlessness you cannot help but be swept away. We have an array of five children adopted from several ethnicities and this novel provided many, many hours of conversation and exploration. A MUST READ (or listen to) !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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