Books by Clifton L. Taulbert

LITTLE CLIFF AND THE COLD PLACE by Clifton L. Taulbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"It's to be hoped there will be many more to come. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In 1950s Glen Allan, Mississippi, Little Cliff is introduced to the wider world by a map and an enthusiastic teacher. Read full book review >
LITTLE CLIFF’S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL by Clifton L. Taulbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"An affecting sequel to Little Cliff and the Porch People (1999) that was the first to offer some of Taulbert's characters from his adult memoirs to young readers. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The first day of first grade looms, and Little Cliff has sadly lined up his toys to bid goodbye: " ‘I can't play with y'all no more. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Lewis's paintings are homage to a simpler time and a close community; his luxurious watercolors portray houses, landscapes, and a town's main street lined with beautiful period automobiles. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A honeyed reminiscence of a real time and place sustains appreciation for its characters, and the gentle humor that informs their daily lives. Read full book review >
WATCHING OUR CROPS COME IN by Clifton L. Taulbert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"I could eber count'') will not play well with most readers. (b&w photos) (Author tour)"
A tepid recollection of the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War from a man who watched both primarily from the sidelines. Read full book review >
THE LAST TRAIN NORTH by Clifton L. Taulbert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1992

"Some charming moments, but not the equal of Taulbert's first book as here he fails to mine personalities and situations seemingly laden with possibility."
As a self-styled ``cultural diary,'' this sequel to Taulbert's rich memoir, Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored (1989), often fails to rise above a matter-of-fact blandness. Read full book review >