Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
By Mildred D. Taylor
Publisher: Dial Books (Penguin Group USA Inc.)
Current Publisher: Puffin
Digital Publisher: Not Available
Reading Level: Ages 11 & Up
Children’s Literature Finalists That Year:
- Milton Meltzer for Never to Forget: The Jews of the Holocaust
- John Ney for Ox Under Pressure
- Mildred D. Taylor for Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
- Barbara Wersba for Tunes for a Small Harmonica
Children’s Literature Winner That Year: Katherine Paterson for The Master Puppeteer
Judges That Year: Kay Boyle, Julia Cunningham, Emily C. Neville
The Year in Literature: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor won the Newbery Medal.
- In 1978, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry was made into a TV movie starring Morgan Freeman in one of his first lead rolls as Uncle Hammer.
- Let the Circle Be Unbroken, the sequel to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, was a Finalist for Children’s Books, Fiction (Hardcover) in 1982.
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