Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Author: Mildred D. Taylor
1977 Newbery Medal Winner! Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, this is the story of one family's struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. And it is also Cassie's story — Cassie Logan, an independent girl who discovers over the course of an important year why having land of their own is so crucial to the Logan family, even as she learns to draw strength from her own sense of dignity and self-respect.
This 40th Anniversary Edition features an introduction by Newbery Medalist Jacqueline Woodson, new color dust jacket art and a color plate frontispiece by Caldecott Medalist Kadir Nelson, and new endpapers featuring photographs of the author's family going back to 1901 with annotations about their relationships to the characters in Mildred Taylor's books.