Mar 14, 2023
Chelsey and Sara discuss Mildred D. Taylor’s Newberry Award winning novel, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. We gush about the writing, share our favorite characters, and unpack a few memorable scenes. We also spend some time considering why this book feels like it could be classified as an adult novel and the value it would add to a middle or high school curriculum. And, of course, we each offer a couple of books to pair with this middle grade classic. This conversation is largely spoiler-free, and we encourage you to listen whether or not you’ve read this book recently or at all!
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Pairings Timestamp: 42:05
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice by Phillip Hoose
Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes
Stealing by Margaret Verble
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson