©2001 Mildred D. Taylor; (P)2001 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
"Vivid - complex - powerful - convincing - The novel shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence." (Booklist)
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!
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!
The narrator is incredible, the story is beautiful and educational. A wonderful story which will lead to many enriching conversations about black history.
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
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) !
I am a middle school reading teacher who loves to show students the wonder and joy of reading.
This was such a great story. It was authentic and gave so much insight into what was going on during this time period in the US.
When the kids took action against the bus of white students.
She does a wonderful job capturing the sense of the time and each characters personalities.
Mama - she had soul, strength and attitude. What a courageous lady.
I never read this book as a student growing up. I passed it over for years as a teacher but boy am I glad I read. I have already recommended it to students.
We both enjoyed Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry a lot. My daughter was sick and missed a week of school and listening to a good book really helped her pass the time. The characters are well developed and the story certainly gave us a lot to talk about. There were lots of plot lines that opened up various discussion topics. Thanks Audible for continuing to carry the classics - we love them.
Loved the narrating! Hated the fact that the chapters are lumped together making it near impossible to follow along with book in hand. Chapter 1 in audible is 3 book chapters combined!!!! You should be able to find and listen to one chapter from the book easily!
She made it easier for me to understand the book and the dialiac.
Please correct the download, so that it is broken down chapter by chapter with the book!!!
i read this book back in the 7th grade and i just thought it was a good book until i reread it now, So deep i love this book
the little girl i cant think of her name but she was so sassy !
all of them were memorable.
I enjoyed the story and it's characters. It reminded me of the stories that my parents shared with my brother & I of the struggles to survive in rural Alabama in the 1920's & 30's.
The narrator gave the story extra depth. It was a very rich and warm experience.
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