The Great Depression in Children’s Literature: in Celebration of the
40th Anniversary of Mildred Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th September 2016

It is a pleasure to invite you to a symposium in celebration of Mildred Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. The conference is being organised by the Cambridge/Homerton Research and Teaching Centre for Children’s Literature and will take place at Cambridge University.

The theme is the Great Depression in children’s literature, with a particular focus on Mildred Taylor’s work.

We are seeking proposals for papers for panel sessions. For more information:

We are also holding a teachers’ event to end the symposium in which we will discuss the use of Taylor’s work and other texts with 1930s American settings in the classroom.

Please contact either Sarah Hardstaff ( or Dawn Sardella-Ayres ( with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you in Cambridge!