Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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    A 1976 young adult book written by Mildred Taylor, that takes place in The Great Depression. The story is centered on the Logan family, specifically Cassie Logan, and deals with the years changing and the kids' coming of age.

    Tropes used in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry include:

    Roll of thunder, hear my cry,
    Over the water, by and by
    Old man comin' down the line, whip in hand to beat me down,
    But I ain't gonna let him turn me 'round.