Books by Mildred D. Taylor

THE LAND by Mildred D. Taylor
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"They will root for him, as they have for his children and grandchildren, to overcome. (Fiction. 12 )"
"Some white men took care of their colored children; most didn't. My daddy was one who did." Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 1990

"Taylor's cry for justice always rings true; but it would be even more potent if the other side were shown in fuller dimension."
Readers familiar with the several other stories in which the Logans appear know that a visit to the Wallace general store will lead to painful incidents of racial injustice. Read full book review >
THE ROAD TO MEMPHIS by Mildred D. Taylor
Released: May 1, 1990

"An engrossing, capably written picture of fine young people endeavoring to find the right way in a world that persistently wrongs them."
Continuing the saga of the Logan family—extraordinary as black landowners in pre-WW II Mississippi while also representative of the agonies of survival in a racist society—Cassie (age nine in Newbery-winner Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, 1976) recounts harrowing events during late 1941. Read full book review >
THE FRIENDSHIP by Mildred D. Taylor
Released: Sept. 30, 1987

"Ginsburg's black-and-white drawings are outstanding, his solid figures masterfully staged to convey the taut drama."
Cassie Logan, of the author's Newbery-winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, narrates events leading up to a tragic climax on a hot summer Mississippi afternoon in 1933. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 1976

"Taylor trusts to her material and doesn't try to inflate Cassie's role in these events, and though the strong, clear-headed Logan family is no doubt an idealization, their characters are drawn with quiet affection and their actions tempered with a keen sense of human fallibility."
At first Cassie Logan and her brothers, a year or so older than they were in the much briefer, Song of the Trees, (1975) are only dimly aware of rumors that two men have been killed and one badly burned by a white mob. Read full book review >
SONG OF THE TREES by Mildred D. Taylor
Released: April 1, 1975

"This is enough to make us feel their specialness, as elsewhere the prose is plain and direct, the story allowed to tell itself."
Song of the Trees, which won a Council on Interracial Books award, is based on one of the true stories the author's father used to tell about growing up black in Depression-era Mississippi. Read full book review >