Covering the Newbery (#56): Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Jerry Pinkney, everyone. That’s who created the original illustration for today’s cover redo candidate. Can I throw in the towel now? No? Well, here we go…
1977: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
Side by Side:
Verdict: I’m never a big fan of swapping a photo for an illustration, but when the original is by Mr. Pinkney, maybe it’s a good idea to go in a different direction.
Up next week: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
(Source image: “Locs Lines and a Light” http://flic.kr/p/5AUaKF)
About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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