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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is the second book that Mildred Taylor wrote about the Logan family, the first being Song of the Trees. Other novels about the Logans include Let the Circle be Unbroken, The Road to Memphis, and The Land.

Consider books by Rita Williams-Garcia, such as One Crazy Summer and No Laughter Here, or books by Jacqueline Woodson or Walter Dean Myers, many of which examine the experiences of young black people a generation after Cassie and her family.

Roll of Thunder also invites comparison to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, another story about the Jim Crow South in the Depression era told from the perspective of a young female protagonist. While To Kill a ...

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