Annotations for Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Based on Mildred D. Taylor's award-winning novel, this stirring coming-of-age drama is set in the depression-era South and tells the story of a Mississippi black family's struggle to hold on to the land theyhave owned for three generations.

Baker & Taylor
A Mississippi black girl in the depression doesn't understand the importance her parents attach to owning their own land, nor does she understand the whites who terrorize them.