|roll of thunder
After reading Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred Taylor, many issues were
brought to my attention. It was an accurate, and realistic portrayal of prejudice,
discrimination, harassment, and cultural differences that were prevalent in the 1930's. I
believe that this book is an excellent tool to help students connect with sensitive, and
complicated human issues that are prevalent today in our society.
Mildred Taylor, wrote several books, such as, Mississippi Bridge, The Road to
Memphis, and several other treasures. These works, along with Roll of Thunder, are
excellent tools to introduce multicultural issues into the classroom. The issues of racism,
prejudice, and stereotyping, are an important aspect of curriculum, that I feel often go
unnoticed, or untouched. Books, such as, the ones I have mentioned, introduce cultural,
ethnic, racial, and other social issued that delve inside our individual value system, and
make us aware of our own...