“Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry” by Mildred D. Taylor was first published in 1976. This novel is the sequel to her earlier novella “Song of the Trees” that was published in 1975.
The book basically deals with the subject of racism in the United States. The book was highly acclaimed and it was equally admired by both readers and critics. The novel won the Newbery Medal in 1977.
This novel is followed by two more sequels: “Let the Circle Be Unbroken” and “The Road to Memphis,” which were published in 1981 and in 1990.
The novel very minutely and observantly explores the lives of the people living in southern Mississippi, during the period of Great Depression in the United States.
Quick Guide: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Plot Overview
Chapter Three: Characters
Chapter Four: Complete Summary
Chapter Five: Critical Analysis