Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - Mildred D. Taylor

"Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry" is about three black children living in the segregated south during the Great Depression. This story looks at racism and how these children overcome the cruelty through the strength they find in each other and their family. I would use this in fifth or sixth grade to look at segregation in the south as well as the hardships people faced during the Great Depression in the south.