Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor, is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended books for children. Reading expert and Reading Kingdom creator, Dr. Marion Blank explains why:
In this novel, the author tells the story of the Logan family — a black family living during the Depression in the south. Unlike many of their contemporaries, the family owns a small farm which they struggle to keep. Their story presents the reader with an amazing array of experiences — the incomparable joy of living with a supportive family, the enormous personality of the mother who, against all odds, stands up against the system that is set to take them down and the resolve of the family to work through the many obstacles and horrors that were thrown in their path. The book stands as a striking example of the human spirit.
Have your children read Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry? What did they think of the book?
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry sits on the shelf of the Reading Kingdom’s “Reading for Kids.” Have a book you think belongs on our shelf? Let us know in the comments below.