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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
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Apr 10, 12

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Read in January, 2012

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry tells the story of an African-American family living in the southern united states in the 1930s. The family must deal with the racial tensions around them. One of the children's friend, T.J. gets in trouble with some older white boys, and the Logan children decide to help them. Their precious farmland also is put at risk because of a fire (started by the Logan father to distract the lynch mob from T.J.). I like the message of tolerance because I think today, whether it's racism, class or religion, mankind needs to remember that we're not all that different from each other. I think this book is suitable for young adults of all ages, but because of the complex social issues, I don't think it's quite middle grade.
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