This distinguished sequel to the Newbery Award-winning book Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry was nominated for a National Book Award and recognized as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. In her series of books about the Logan family, Taylor draws a stirring portrait of the history of black Americans—and the small successes that led to the great Civil Rights movement of the fifties and sixties. Life in the South was turbulent and frightening for black landowners like the Logans. For young Cassie Logan it was a time of growth, discovery and some very hard lessons about what it meant to be black in Mississippi. Her friend T.J. goes on trial for murder, confronting an all-white justice system and greedy white landowners, who have set their sights on the Logan's farm. But with strength and perseverance, Cassie and all the Logans defy and survive even the deepest prejudice.