Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is a insightfully written children's novel that illuminates the evils of racism while celebrating the unifying strength of love and family. Set in Mississippi during the Great Depression the book tells the story of the Logans, an African-American family that owns their own land and is well-off. This is in sharp in contrast to many of their friends and neighbors who are primarily poor sharecroppers. The Logan family's struggle to keep their family together while fighting the horrors of racism, poverty and illness is both harrowing and inspiring. Together they take great pride in their hard-won land which is the family's most prized possession and a great source of pride. Written from the perspective of Cassie, the family's 9 year old daughter, the story is both haunting and poignant in its portrayal of African-American life in the deep south during the 1930's.
Winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal in 1977, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is given new life in this well-made unabridged audiobook adaptation.
Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year, the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates Cassie in public simply because she is black, to show Cassie that having a place of their own is the Logan family's lifeblood. It is the land that gives the Logans their courage and pride, for no matter how others may degrade them, the Logans possess something no one can take away. Download and start listening now!