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)
Filed under: Covering the Newbery, Covers
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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