Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
The classic story of growing up black in 1930s Mississippi. Read it once, remember it forever. Cassie’s mother tells her that colour doesn’t matter. Nobody is better than anyone else. But outside their cosy home in America’s Deep South, it’s a different story. Blacks can’t sit in the same bus seats as whites, or use the same water fountain. Sinister night riders roam the land, bringing death and terror. Cassie must swallow this bitter reality, or risk all their lives. How will she bear the injustice she sees all around her?
Winner of the Newbery Medal.