Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry | Critical Essay by Naomi Mitchison

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Critical Essay by Naomi Mitchison

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is an extremely moving story of life down on the Mississippi during the times of the depression—not so long ago. The memory is still fresh; if it were not Mildred Taylor could not have made it into such an outstandingly gripping narrative…. There is the hideous shadow of violence everywhere, steadily rising to a fearful climax, with the mean whites shoring up their power. Yet, behind it all, there is the possibility of justice slowly coming.

The people in the book are real, and so is the background, cotton and forest, mouth-watering food. Young people shouldn't find the southern American speech too difficult, though it would be best read aloud. It is particularly interesting that the black family, only three generations from slavery, are not poor sharecroppers, but landowners and industrious...

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