Pathfinder: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

ROTHMCCoverYear 7 English students will be reading “Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry” by Mildred D. Taylor, and studying prejudice, segregation and civil rights as they read it.

Want to learn more about life in the United States of America in the 1930s?  Visit the pathfinder below to explore a variety of resources. Each week we will add a new page with a new set of resources related to a topic from the novel.



Book Review: Shrinking Violet

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This book is about two twins who are really different: Violet is very shy.  She is always in Lily’s shadow, has few friends and she doesn’t really know how to make friends. Lily is popular at school; she has a lot of friends and goes to parties. But one day Violet founds something that Lily doesn’t have: she finds a pen pal, Katie! Violet is so happy to have a new friend until one day where she has to meet Katie.

She will learn how to be friendlier but she will also have some problems.

I really liked this book.  It is not really hard to read and not too long. I think girls will like this book a lot. You always want to know what is going to happen and you don’t want stop reading this book. Read it and I’m sure you’ll like it!

Rachele S. - Year 7 Library Assistant

Rachele S. – Year 7 Library Assistant

Thanks to Library Assistant Rachele S. for this review of Jean Ure’s book Shrinking Violet.