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Book Review: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

For years Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry has been on my reading list. Chronicling a year in the life of an African-American family in the South during the Great Depression, this novel won the 1977 Newbery Medal.

If you're a fan of To Kill a Mockingbird, then this story gives the African-American perspective on the Jim Crow South through the lens of Cassie Logan, a confident young heroine who begins to understand the racism surrounding her and to appreciate the value of the property her family has fought so hard to retain.