Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: 40th Anniversary Special Edition

304p. Dial. 2016. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781101993880.
Gr 4–7—Taylor's story about Cassie and her family, set in southern Mississippi during the Great Depression, is one of those rare books that is beloved by educators and children alike. A perennially popular selection for summer reading lists, classroom discussion, and book clubs, it turns 40 this year—and boy does 40 look good on this classic. Sporting a stunning new cover illustration by Kadir Nelson and an introduction by Jacqueline Woodson, this is a beautiful edition that will be embraced by longtime fans and entice a new generation of readers. Penguin plans to release new editions of the other novels in the "Logan Family" series (all to feature cover illustrations by Nelson) as well as reprint Taylor's entire backlist over the next few years.—Kiera Parrott, School Library Journal
New ed., 1976. Introduction by Jacqueline Woodson. This anniversary edition of the Newbery Medal book and second novel in the Logan family saga contains a new introduction by Jacqueline Woodson, Mildred Taylor's twenty-fifth-anniversary-edition foreword, reproductions of Taylor's family photos on the endpapers, and stunning cover art and an opening color plate by Kadir Nelson.

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