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
"Vivid - complex - powerful - convincing - The novel shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence." (Booklist)
The story was great. The sections in this audio player don't match up with the actual book chapters howver.
Performance could be improved by correcting the skipping/pausing that happens periodically.
Homeschool mom reading lots of fiction with my teenage daughter. We read mostly classics but also some pop fiction and sci fi.
Yes, this is a good story and the narrator does it justice. It's fast paced and has a good level of intensity.
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!
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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