'We have no choice of what colour we're born or who our parents are or whether we're rich or poor. What we do have is some choice over what we make ...Show synopsis'We have no choice of what colour we're born or who our parents are or whether we're rich or poor. What we do have is some choice over what we make of our lives once we're here.' The Mississippi of the 1930s was a hard place for a black child to grow up in, but still Cassie didn't understand why farming his own land meant so much to her father.Hide synopsis
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Turtleback Books) – Hardcover (2002)
Mildred D Taylor
Hardcover, Turtleback Books 2002
Turtleback School & Library ed.
ISBN: 0613883519 ISBN-13: 9780613883511
A black family living in the South during the 1930's are faced with prejudice and discrimination which their children don't understand.A black family living in the South during the 1930's are faced with prejudice and discrimination which their children don't understand.Hide
Description:Good. Pages may have contain writing, highlighting or notes. May...Good. Pages may have contain writing, highlighting or notes. May be an ex library copy with library markings. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
me and my class have read this book, then we did this project for it. i think it was a good book, because it showed how black people suffered back then. how the consequences were back then, but i think it was a good book.
This is an excellent book that deals with very disturbing themes and imagery in a matter of fact way. Seen through the eyes of a 9 year old girl, you are taken through life in the deep south for black people not long after slavery was abolished. From the day to day details of life and education, to the deeper and more disturbing themes of racism, injustice and violence, the book doesn't skimp on anything. I would not recommend this for a young teenager or for someone easily disturbed as in many ways it is not a cheering story, but at the same time, I thoroughly enjoyed it, although I'm not sure that enjoy is quite the right word.
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