Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is set in Mississippi at the height of the Great Depression; most of the action occurs between 1933 and...
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Cobb, Cicely Denean. “’If You Give a Nigger an Inch, They Will Take an Ell’: The Role of Education in Mildred D. Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, and Let the Circle be Unbroken. ” In Exploring Culturally Diverse Literature for Children and Adolescents: Learning to Listen in New Ways, edited by Darwin L. Henderson and Jill P. May. Boston: Pearson Allyn and Bacon, 2005. Compares the representation of education in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry with that in Taylor’s later novel. Discusses the importance of representing childhood education in literature for children.
Fogelman, Phyllis J. “Mildred D....
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