Annal: 1979 Young Reader’s Choice Award Junior Division

Results of the Young Reader’s Choice Award in the year 1979.

Book:Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Book 6 of Logan Family

Mildred D. Taylor

This is a remarkably moving novel-one that has impressed the hearts and minds of millions of readers. Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, it is the story of one family’s struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. And, too, it is Cassie’s story-Cassie Logan, an independent girl who discovers over the course of an important year why having land of their own is so crucial to the Logan family, even as she learns to draw strength from her own sense of dignity and self-respect.

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