TAYLOR, Mildred D.
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.
First edition, first printing. This copy from the library of Margaret Mary Kimmel, with her signature to front free endpaper. Kimmel is a professor emerita in the School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. She has served on many important library councils including, Carnegie 100 (an advisory group to the Carnegie Institute), the board of directors of the Children’s Council of Western Pennsylvania, the advisory board of Beginning with Books, the board of trustees for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (member of the Executive Committee and Chair of Automation Committee), the United States National Section of the International Board of Books for Young People (as past president), the American Library Association Council (as member, chair of the Committee on Accreditation, chair of the Office of Library Personnel Advisory Committee, and chair of the Committee on Education), the Association of Library Service to Children (as past president, chair of the Committee on Accreditation, chair of the Office of Library Personnel Advisory Committee, and chair of the Committee on Education), and the board of directors of the Association for Library and Information Science Education. She has also sat on a number of Newbery committees. This title was the 1977 winner of the Newbery Award. A wonderful association copy of this story of a young African American family living in Mississippi during the height of the Great Depression.
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Octavo. Original red cloth boards, title to spine gilt, orange endpapers. With the dust jacket. Frontis by Jerry Pinkney. Mild fading to cloth boards and spine, spine lightly rolled. An excellent copy in a jacket with mild sunning to spine.