Everything you need to understand or teach Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor.
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry's depiction of social interactions and relationships in the 1930s South remains relevant today. The novel dramatizes the consequences of historical realities, such as slavery, through the oral history recounted by the older characters.
Despite its depiction of hardships and reversals, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry offers a comforting view of social continuity. Overall, the novel focuses on the uplifting aspects of life: challenge, family solidarity, love, courage, pride, and determination. Although the narrator and several of the principal characters are quite young, their needs are strikingly similar to those of young adults.
They demonstrate a need and desire for acceptance, and they are curious and speculative about the world around them.