York Notes on Mildred Taylor's "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry"
Set in the 1930s, Mildred Taylor's novel is based on the experiences of her own family. Cassie is a young girl who cannot understand why her family ... Show synopsis Set in the 1930s, Mildred Taylor's novel is based on the experiences of her own family. Cassie is a young girl who cannot understand why her family and friends are treated differently because of the colour of their skin. She begins to question whether she should ignore her father's advice and fight back against oppression. This series of notes for GCSE and A level is tailored to exam requirements. The books provide criticism on specific texts plus questions. Information on the author and the historical background to the text is given and a specimen essay, hints for study and a summary of the text is included. The series covers major works from medieval to modern English literature, and classic and contemporary works from Europe, America, the Commonwealth and the Third World. Key features include: a biography of the author; literary and historical background to the work; a summary and glossary of the text; a specimen essay; and suggestions for further reading. This text is designed for use by GCSE, A-level and first year undergraduate students on English literature courses.