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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry | Mildred D. Taylor
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A stunning repackage of Mildred D. Taylor's Newbery Award-winning masterpiece with cover art by two-time Caldecott Honor Award winner Kadir Nelson and an introduction by Jacqueline Woodson, just in time for its 40th Anniversary!  Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, this is the story of one family's struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. And it is also Cassie's story--Cassie Logan, an independent girl who discovers over the course of an important year why having land of their own is so crucial to the Logan family, even as she learns to draw strength from her own sense of dignity and self-respect.
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LiterRohde
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry | Mildred D Taylor
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“Roll of thunder
Hear my cry
Over the water
Bye and bye
Ole man comin'
Down the line
Whip in hand to
Beat me down
But I ain't
Gonna let him
Turn me 'round”

#QuotsyJuly19 | 2: #Thunder

📷: Made with Typorama

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AprilMae
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#friyayintro @howjessreads
1)Tagged ( I actually read the others about the same family because of it!!)
2)Cream with teal and purple chevron
3)First Season of Scream the TV show
4) Do platypus count since I think they are imaginary since I've never seen one in real life?? 😂😂😂

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Feeling so lucky to have had the chance to discuss Mildred D. Taylor‘s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry on my podcast with Renée from Book Girl Magic! In this episode, we talk about coming of age stories, annoying friends, race relations, the opportunity gap, institutional racism, The Hate U Give, and more. Link in my bio to listen! ?

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Christinak
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We line their pockets with our few pennies and send our children up to their store to learn things they‘ve got no business learning. The older children are drinking regularly there now, even though they don‘t have any money to pay, and the Wallaces are simply adding the liquor charges to the family bill… just more money for them as they #ruin our young people. As I see it the least we can do is stop shopping there.

#QuotsyApr19

Libby1 This is an amazing book. And that mug! 😍 4mo
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GeekGirlOnAQuest
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Fantastic book. I read this with my kids and we were all enthralled. It was hard at times, but it lead to some good discussions and research on their part. We were surprised to find this was part of a series - they want to read all the rest of the books because they really loved the characters and wanted to know more about them!

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mandi1082
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"One word can sometimes be sharper than a thousand swords"

One of the books that made me fall in love with reading?????

SW-T I loved that book when I read it! 5mo
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Danzrlove
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A little black out poetry using a classic book.

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ErinC
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The Roll of Thunder series by Mildred D. Taylor left a lasting impact on me. Growing up in small town Iowa, I had little understanding of other races. When I read this series in third or fourth grade, I was riveted. I‘ve always loved African-American literature and even focused my master‘s in it. Now I‘m expanding my horizons to a world view in my reading. Next year, I‘ll get to teach a multicultural lit class! #24in48 #weneeddiversebooks

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Kayla.Adriena
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EchoLogical Another person who doesn't like coffee?! You guys are definitely my people! 😄 6mo
Kayla.Adriena @EchoLogical i do like coffee I just down own a coffeemaker 😂😂 6mo
EchoLogical @Kayla.Adriena 🤣 6mo
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janeycanuck
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Read for the #ReadHarder challenge - and I loved how this book managed to feel like nothing was happening while everything was happening. There were so many wonderful moments of quiet, daily life mixed in among the big events, it was such a great balance and helped from feeling overwhelming.

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a.bookish.byrd
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1. Football and soccer this weekend
2. Reading
3. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (I was a bit behind in my “banned book” reading.)
4. A CAR and groceries
5. Mexican

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JaclynW A car is a big purchase! What did you get? 9mo
JaclynW I haven't read Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry yet, how was it? It's been on my list for years. 9mo
MinDea A car! I just had to buy a car too a few months ago. What did you get? 9mo
a.bookish.byrd @JaclynW @MinDea I got a Nissan Pathfinder. My last car was 14 yrs old/200000 miles, so it was time...lol. This was a great book. I can‘t believe I hadn‘t read it before. I think these are always a bit hard to read, though. It is always unbelievable to me that humans would treat each other this way. (edited) 9mo
JaclynW @a.bookish.byrd Yes, those books are hard to read. But important to read too. My first car ever was a Nissan Pathfinder! Enjoy your new car! I had to get a new car two weeks ago also - one of our cars just stopped working, we still don't know what happened! 😞 9mo
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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Very much a pick. I read recently that To Kill a Mockingbird is often read too early (in middle school usually) for students to really appreciate/understand many of the themes. I have to wonder if this book would be a better choice. Bonus - written by an author of color. I feel like that alone makes it the better choice if a teacher is wanting to discuss themes like racism.

merelybookish I agree it's a better choice for middle grade. I also think it's a response to TKAM. 10mo
Alfoster Totally agree! We taught TKAM in 10th. Think middle school kids might miss some of Scout‘s humor/insights. Regardless, I still cry when Scout says, “Hey Boo.” 😭😭😭 10mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @merelybookish @Alfoster I don't think TKAM should be taken away, but Roll of Thunder is not taught here and our system is majority POC so I'm not sure how I feel about not choosing an author of color for these particular themes. 🤔 I'm going to talk to my English teacher friend today. I'm not sure any authors of color are on the reading list. 10mo
readinginthedark Yes, I read this one earlier, and I think it made a difference. I also read Night John, which is completely different but is a pretty honest description of slavery for 4th to 7th graders (although not written by a PoC 😕). 6mo
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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Snuggled up in my bed with a book and a buddy. #catsoflitsy #newbery

Leftcoastzen The best!great reading buddy! 10mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @Leftcoastzen for the most part he's great. He does tend to give me the stink eye if I move even slightly 😂 10mo
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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Does 3 count as a #libraryhaul? (Bonus #catsoflitsy)

Leftcoastzen They all count😁cute kitty!😻 10mo
CouronneDhiver Totally counts 👍🏽 10mo
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awishman
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This was so powerful. A perfect example of a children's book that deals with very heavy real-world truths without talking down to kids. I was almost done, but this still counts as the first book completed for #24in48!

Jennick2004 Just finished this a few days ago...so good! 12mo
awishman @Jennick2004 I never read it as a kid. I want to read the whole series now! 12mo
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This was a great choice for a road trip audiobook when traveling with my kids. A compelling story that led to some deep discussions.

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Jennick2004
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This was a sad book told from the perspective of a young black girl in the south. She slowly begins to realize why things happen the way they do, but never comes to accept it.

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Jennick2004
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Jennick2004
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Minding my own business reading and this amazing little guy catches my eye...

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Good catch! 12mo
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Jennick2004
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I‘ve never read this book before and I can already tell it will bring me to tears. #emotionalreading

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Tamra
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Pickpick

Excellent story & narration! Highly recommend. 👍🏾👍🏾

Tamra Terrific author afterward! 14mo
TracyReadsBooks Such a great book! Love Kadir Nelson‘s cover—as always, his artwork is beautiful. 14mo
Tamra @TracyReadsBooks such a riveting portrait! 14mo
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pocketmermaid
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Filling in this important gap missing from my MG repertoire. I wish I‘d read this sooner! But I‘m glad I‘m reading it now. The audio is fantastic.

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amber_ldsmom
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I read this book in 7th grade and was instantly hooked! And then promptly read all the other books about the wonderful Cassie Logan. She is one of my all-time favorite characters!
#childprotagonist #aprilbookishmadness

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BeaG
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1. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
2. My favorite toy was Simon.
3. Hamburgers and french fries
4. Cupcakes
@JoScho

JoScho Simon ❤️ 1y
Chelleo Love Roll of Thunder! 😍😍😍 1y
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youneverarrived
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Jess7 💙💙💙 1y
2BR02B Excellent picks. ❤ 1y
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JazzFeathers
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#ReadSoulLit #AFamilySaga

First of a series, this books focuses Cassie, one of the youngest of the Login family, but through her we learn di about her entire, large family.

When l read it, l thought this sounded a lot like 'To Kill a Mockingbird' but written by and from the point of view of an African American girl.

Jess7 I read this book many, many years ago, but I didn‘t know it was part of a series! 1y
merelybookish Yes, I think of it as a response to To Kill A Mockingbird. I think it's a great book! 1y
youneverarrived I studied this for a children‘s lit course and thought it was great. Keep meaning to read more in the series! 1y
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JazzFeathers @Jess7 l don't remember how many books there are, but l think at leat six. I own other two, but haven't read them yet 1y
JazzFeathers @merelybookish So it isn't just my feeling 1y
JazzFeathers @youneverarrived Me too. I own two other waiting on my shelf 1y
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B00kNerd746
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#mlkday one of my favorites

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Mixedreader
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Pickpick

An inspiration. A childhood fave. #diverselit #winterrereads

Chelleo Loved this book (and subsequent books in the series)! 2y
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everlocalwest
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New cover for the fortieth anniversary and it is beautiful! Another Newbery on #mctbr #mcpl

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Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry is a historical fiction book written by Mildred D. Taylor about an African American family living in rural Mississippi during a time of racial prejudice. I started this book a long time ago and finished it just recently. I found this book to be a mature read although it was first introduced to me in middle school. The context of the book is very open and it was eye opening. #UCFWaltersLit - historical fiction

Brittney3 @Seans_h I️ read this book in middle school and enjoyed it. Opened up to my eyes to a lot of different things. 2y
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This Newberry honor book by Mildred Taylor is about, Cassie, a young African American girl and her family, set during the great depression in Mississippi. It tells about her family struggles to maintain their farm in a mostly white town. Cassie struggles with how African American people are treated throughout the book. This would be a great LC book. #ucflae3414f17

ashley.v http://theliterarylink.com/questions_otherbooks.html#Roll%20o... This link is discussion questions for the book. They do contain spoilers! 2y
ashley.v Udl principles are 2.1, 2.2, 3.1,& 3.2. ESOL principles are 5,15, & 16. 2y
CourtneyR Wow I completely forgot about this book. I read this back in middle school, great book. Didn't know it was a Newberry honor award winner. 2y
DrSpalding This is a classic Newbery winner! Excellent choice with SS content included! 2y
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Libby1
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#BannedBooksWeek

I didn't see this until today on @AprilMaesBookHabit 's page. This is a great challenge.

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CaliforniaCay
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Started cleaning out my grandmothers house the other day. Found lots of old books, so I snagged a few for my own collection.

Chelleo Roll... is a fave! 2y
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MochiiMocha
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This book is absolutely lovely, and I wouldn't mind reading it again just for fun. This book is about Cassie and her little brothers going through traumatic experiences that take place during the 1900's where the Civil Rights movement was still thriving and prospering. This talks about how they are looked down upon and forced under slavery in addition as to how they overcome it all. This defines the true meaning of humanism and models the 1900s.

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monkeygirlsmama
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#90sInJuly Day 3: Whatta Man @Robothugs

Uncle Hammer didn't take crap from anybody, nor did he allow society to make him feel less deserving of the things he could attain. Whatta Man, indeed! 👦🏾❤️👍🏾

Robothugs Sounds like he definitely is! 2y
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monkeygirlsmama
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Owned and read this one when I was a kid, but just finished rereading it with my daughter for her final 8th grade assigned reading project. In addition to reading the book she also had to keep a summary journal that included a synopsis for each chapter and her own feelings about the book. Plus she had to do two additional projects, one of which was to make a crossword puzzle to go with the book. Looks pretty good if I do say so myself. 😊

monkeygirlsmama #socialjustice #blacklivesmatter #alllivesmatter #itsnottheskinbutwhatswithin ❤️👦🏻👩🏼👦🏽👩🏾👦🏿👩❤️Highly recommend this book to anyone, even if you're not within the intended age demographic. It's such a strong and moving story. I never realized this was the 4th book in this series. Thought it was a standalone. Now that I know I'm gonna look for the rest at the library. 🏢📚 (edited) 2y
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Born.A.Reader
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#weather #aprilbookshowers

I've only three that dealt with weather. Read 2/3. Fallen Skies is on my tbr list. My mom tried to read b it but said it moved too slow. So I suppose we'll see when I get to it.

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RealLifeReading
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#aprilbookshowers day 2: #weather
I was expecting to find more books with weather-related titles on my shelves. So I was disappointed to see only these two!
Jeremy Tiang is an author from Singapore.

Lacythebookworm I also spy Boy, Snow, Bird! ❄️ 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 Oh good one forgot about Roll of Thunder! 2y
RealLifeReading @Lacythebookworm hahaha yes true. For some reason I did look at that shelf but I guess my brain didn't register that snow is actually weather 😂😂 2y
merelybookish I love Roll of Thunder! (Prefer it to To Kill a Mockingbird​.) 2y
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JazzFeathers
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So, let's see whether l get this right. First time ever l take part in an "hashtag" ^_^

#aprilbookshowers
I read this book several years ago and really loved it. Supposed to be a children story. Oh, well ;)

amvs1111 This was assigned reading for me in school, but I barely remember it. I might revisit it soon! 2y
JazzFeathers I really liked it. It's involving, you really care for these kids 2y
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josie281
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#spinepoetry #haiku An attempt is better than nothing, right? #marchintoreading @RealLifeReading

Megabooks 👌🏻👌🏻 2y
JoeStalksBeck I love Shel! 2y
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CrazyLibraryGirl
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My attempt at #spinepoetry . I cheated a little when I added "rustles," but I needed that verb ?
#marchintoreading @RealLifeReading

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I think we all learned that verbs are the trickiest part of spine poetry today. 2y
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missdefying
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I hadn't read this classic, so when I spotted it at my local library, I decided to read it. It was a short, quick juvenile fiction read that dealt with heavy topics in a way that was reminiscent of my own background & how I feel now as a mother. It was both gut-wrenching and hopeful, somehow. Another book I'll buy a copy of to read again and again.

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Every 13 or 14 year-old should read this in school.

No. Every PERSON should read this. If we want to understand the history of the US and America's original sins of racism and slavery then this book is a wonderful teacher.

I had to include my tin of Obamamints with the slogan "Yes, we candy". ❤️

#readdiversebooks

KCorter I agree! I was obsessed with this series growing up. Mildred Taylor is wonderful. 3y
Libby1 @KCorter - how had I not read this before? 3y
KCorter I don't know, but I'm glad you have found it now! You should read the rest. I remember especially liking The Land. 3y
Libby1 @KCorter - thanks for the recommendation. I've added it now. 3y
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AEBowenPhD
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A few months ago, I wrote about what this book meant to me growing up in a very conservative part of TX. In light of the election, I decided to revisit it and reaffirm my commitment to reading widely and diversely. That feels like the absolute minimum we can do to build empathy: http://bookriot.com/2016/05/07/when-a-book-is-an-inoculation/

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This book is E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G. to me. Cassie Logan was the first protagonist I ever read who was like me: a black girl who was inquisitive, precocious, vulnerable, confused, knew everything, and was full of righteousness. This was the book that truly made me fall in love with reading and tapped into how powerful it is to see and read a reflection if your own story. #ownvoices #weneeddiversebooks

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wrenaymuhree
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For #booktober #diversereads, I present to you one of my favorite novels to teach. My 8th graders study this book each year and I'm the predominantly white, very rural farming community we live in, this #diverseread is a real eye-opener for some kids. I LOVE the conversations it opens when we apply themes to modern issues!

WordWaller I love all of Mildred D. Taylor's books!! I need to find my copies ❤️ 3y
wrenaymuhree @WordWaller this is the only book of hers I've read...I need to check out more of them! This one is so rich in its message and story. 3y
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BookInMyHands
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This year is the 40th anniversary of this classic. It's the first book I ever read about the black experience. I love the new cover by Kadir Nelson, it's already been checking out more at the library!
#notawhiteprotagonist

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ErinC
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Loved this series as a kid. One of this first books I remember reading and crying through. It made a huge impact on me as I continued reading African-American lit from the Civil War to the civil rights movement and focused much of my graduate work in that area. #mademecry #somethingforsept #septemberphotochallenge. @RealLifeReading

tkmadden same! brings me back 3y
BookishFeminist Loved this series! 3y
annahenke These are great! Thanks for the reminder? 3y
RealLifeReading I've never read these books! Must amend that 3y
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Destiny
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This is my actual copy. Used and well read. Possibly my favorite book ever.

Destiny So I'm noticing I should've selected blurb not review... I'm new! :) 3y
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