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[Mildred D. Taylor] Å Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry [young-adult-fantasy PDF] Ebook Epub Download Ô I first was exposed to this book in fifth grade and I have to say, it changed me forever The struggles young Cassie Logan and her family faced as a strong black family in the Jim Crow south were eye opening to me I guess as a child, until I read this book, I thought there was slavery and then there was freedom This book taught me that there was a LOT of gray in between and it made me angry to know that there really wasn t justice and equality for everyone in my country, the way it was supposed to be It was the first time a book exposed me to the idea that there can and is a disconnect between what laws say, what the government says, and what actually happens in practice This is the first of a trilogy,followed by let the circle be unbroken and the road to memphis I loved the whole series.
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D Taylor should not be a book that anyone would want to read or enjoy by any stretch of the imagination It s biggest and perhaps only positive is that it is truthful about the horrors of racism in the 30s, especially in the South Great for historical research and for understanding and knowing how to prevent such a thing from happening again Other than that, it has nothing to recommend it.
The characters are either annoying, stubborn, or racist Cassie is not the kind of character I can stand behind She is stupid Why are children in fiction novels almost always dimwits Do adults see all children like this People there s a difference between innocence and stupidity I also very much doubt that even the most sheltering parents of all day which Cassie s parents aren t, truly could have kept Cassie from learning about racism when she is daily
when i was little, i would get dropped off at the library in lieu of daycare, particularly in the summer, when there were programs for kids without friends so, if i spent my childhood in a library, how did i miss out on so many childrens classics just what was it i was reading i think i read mostly lois duncan but this book is great, really i have learned to respect the newbery award except for the black pearl which is just a newbery honor, but still this book could be republished as an adult book and no one would notice the writing is very good she has a great ear for realistic dialogue and she builds tension very well, it is even an adult book length and i was so pleased that the ending didnt make everything all right i wonder I ain t nobody s little nigger The above sentence was hurled in anger by Cassie Logan, a young girl growing up with her strong, loving family in Mississippi at the height of the Depression It wasn t the first time I cheered aloud for her spirit and bravery, and it wasn t the last The Logan family may seem to be at the mercy of the local white folks, but they re not going down without a fight.
Her mother attempts to explain to Cassie the facts How come Mr Simms went and pushed me like he did Mama s eyes looked deeply into mine, locked into them, and she said in a tight clear voice, Because he thinks Lillian Jean is better than you are, CassieWhen Cassie wonders if Mr Simms thinks Lillian Jean is better because she is his daughter, Mama s answer stuns her No, baby, because What an important piece of work You know it s worth reading when it s a Banned BookRoll of Thunder, Hear My Cry made the American Library Association most challenged book in 2002 Some cases where Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry was banned or challenged 1993 A Louisiana high school removed it from its reading list because of racial bias Mar 24, 2014 This book is about family and the strong ties that bind them, as well as racism in America during the Great Depression It takes place in Mississippi in 1933, only 68 years after slavery ended The Narrator is a young black girl named Cassie, and it takes place throughout an entire year, as her family struggles with keeping their cotton farm, all while dealing with cruel and harsh treatment from white townsfolk This book won the Newberry Medal in 1976, and I know why What an amazing book The aud I loved this book It s definitely a must read for everyone Here are a couple of my favorite quotations from the book During a conversation between Cassie and her mother after Cassie is treated horribly by Lillian Jean Simms and her father I didn t say that Lillian Jean is better than you I said Mr Simms only thinks she is In fact, he thinks she s better than Stacey or Little Man or Christopher John Just cause she s his daughter I asked, beginning to think Mr Simms was a bit touched in the head No, baby, because she s white Mama s hold tightened on mine, but I exclaimed, Ah, shoot White ain t nothin Mama s grip did not lessen It is something, Cassie White is something just like black is something Everybody born on this earth is something and nobody, no matter what color, is better than anybody else Here s