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Mildred D. Taylor was born in Mississippi and grew up in Ohio. She worked in Ethiopia with the Peace Corps before enrolling at the School of Journalism at the University of Colorado, where she helped develop a Black Studies programme. She is best-known for her Newbery Medal winner, ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY. Mildred D. Taylor still lives in Colorado.
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"e;Cassie recounts harrowing events during late 1941. An engrossing picture of fine young people endeavoring to find the right way in a world that persistently wrongs them."e; --Kirkus Reviews
Another powerful story in the Logan Family Saga and companion to Mildred D. Taylor's Newbery Award-winningRoll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.With the depression bearing down on her family, there isn't much that Cassie Logan can count on anymore.But there is one thing that hasn't changedthe whispering trees outside her window. Cassie's trees, which have stood for centuries, are a great source of comfort to her. But they are also worth a lot of money. With Cassie's daddy gone to lay tracks for the railroad, it seems like no one can stop Mr. Andersen from forcing Big Ma to sell their valuable trees. How can Cassie sit by and watch them disappear?The beloved heroine of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry enchants us again in this story of strength and pride."e;A triumphant bookA true story truly told."e;The New York Times Book Review
Another powerful story in the Logan Family Saga and companion to Mildred D. Taylor's Newbery Award-winningRoll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.A day of conflict and tragedy.Jeremy Simms watches from the porch of the general store as the weekly bus from Jackson comes through his town. His neighbor Stacey Logan and Stacey's brothers and sister are there to see their grandmother off on a trip. Jeremy's friend Josias Williams is taking the bus to his new job. But Josias and the Logans are black, and in Mississippi in the 1930s, black people can't ride the bus if that means there won't be enough room for white people to ride. When several white passengers arrive at the last minute, the driver sends Josias and Stacey's grandmother off the bus. Then comes a terrifying moment that unites all the townspeople in a nightmare that will change their lives forever.';Well written and thought provoking, this book will haunt readers and generate much discussion.'School Library Journal
A stunning repackage of a companion to Mildred D. Taylor'sRoll of Thunder, Hear My Cry,with cover art by two-time Caldecott Honor Award winner Kadir Nelson!It is a frightening and turbulent time for the Logan family. First, their friend T.J. must go on trial for murder--and confront an all-white jury. Then, Cousin Suzella tries to pass for white, with humiliating consequences. And when Cassie's neighbor, Mrs. Lee Annie, stands up for her right to vote, she and her family are driven from their home. Other neighbors are destroyed and shattered by the greed of landowners. But through it all, Cassie and the Logans stand together and stand proud--proving that courage, love, and understanding can defy even the deepest prejudice."e;This dramatic sequel to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is a powerful novel . . .capable of touching readers of any age."e;The Christian Science Monitor"e;A profoundly affecting novel."e;Publishers Weekly
Another powerful story in the Logan Family Saga and companion to Mildred D. Taylor's Newbery Award-winningRoll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.A drive South becomes dangerous for ';lois and her family.'Lois and Wilma are proud of their father's brand-new gold Cadillac, and excited that the family will be driving it all the way from Ohio to Mississippi. But as they travel deeper into the rural South, there are no admiring glances for the shiny new car; only suspicion and anger for the black man behind the wheel. For the first time in their lives, Lois and her sister know what it's like to feel scared because of the color of their skin. "e;A personal, poignant look at a black child's first experience with institutional racism."e;--The New York Times
Another powerful story in the Logan Family Saga and companion to Mildred D. Taylor's Newbery Award-winningRoll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.Cassie Logan and her brothers have been warned never to go to the Wallace store. So they know to expect trouble there. What they don't expect is to hear Mr. Tom Bee, an elderly black man, daring to call the white storekeeper by his first name. The year is 1933, the place is Mississippi, and any child knows that some things just aren't done. Can a shared past between the two men make a difference? "e;A powerful storyReaders will be haunted by its drama and emotion long after they have closed the book."e;Booklist
Another powerful story in the Logan Family Saga and companion to Mildred D. Taylor's Newbery Award-winningRoll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.For David Logan, a time of distress means taking the higher road. During a drought, the Logan family shares their well water with their neighbors, black and white alike. But David's brother Hammer finds it hard to share with Charlie Simms, who torments them because they are black. Hammer's pride and Charlie's meanness are a dangerous combination, and tensions between the boys build and builduntil they explode. * ';A compelling novel about prejudice and the saving power of human dignity."e;School Library Journal, starred review
Read by Ruben Santiago-HudsonApprox. 12 hours, 15 minutes8 cassettesThe prequel to Newbery Medal winner Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Paul-Edward Logan, grandfather of Cassie (Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry) is born during the Civil War, the son of a white plantation owner father and a former slave mother. Though this heritage was not unusual for the time, this upbringing is. Paul-Edward's father sees to it that Paul-Edward and his sister enjoy many of the same privileges as their white half-brothers. But, as the age of 14, Paul-Edward runs away to fulfill his dream: to won land as good as his father's plantation.
Mildred D. Taylor's Newbery Award-winning masterpiece with an introduction written and read by Jacqueline Woodson, just in time for its 40th Anniversary!Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, this is the story of one family's struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. And it is also Cassie's story--Cassie Logan, an independent girl who discovers over the course of an important year why having land of their own is so crucial to the Logan family, even as she learns to draw strength from her own sense of dignity and self-respect.From the Compact Disc edition.