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BOOK REVIEW

MISSISSIPPI BRIDGE by Mildred D. Taylor
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 >

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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 >

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 >

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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 >

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 >

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ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY by Mildred D. Taylor
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUR SMALLEST BONES by Sean D Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2014

"Intelligent, subtle, minimalist stories by a promising young writer."
A short story collection that explores its characters' sensibilities with delicacy and precision. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Still, Walter gives young readers a lot to think about, and they'll be rooting for Ray to succeed in reuniting his family. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A boy of Creole descent goes to a family reunion, where he develops a relationship with his estranged grandfather and learns the history of his people. Read full book review >

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MISSISSIPPI CHALLENGE by Mildred Pitts Walter
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Source notes; bibliography; index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
A compelling account of the voting-rights struggles of the African-Americans of Mississippi, presenting comprehensive information (including ``Freedom Summer'') and ending somewhat abruptly in the mid-60's. Read full book review >

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AND THE COW SAID MOO! by Mildred Phillips
ANIMALS
Released: May 3, 2000

"A boisterous tale featuring some preschool favorites that will have most read-aloud sessions sounding like a bustling farm. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a rollicking barnyard tale designed to create noise, an inquisitive bovine wants to know why the other farm animals don't moo. Read full book review >

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NO ONE REMEMBERS YOUR NAME, WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) (ISBN13: 978-0-316-34168-4) by Laini Taylor

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split
BFF Charm: Yay x2
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Dreams of Libraries and Godspawn
Bonus Factors: Librarians, Tasty Business
Relationship Status: Missing My Other Half

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split

Although I’m not crazy about the font, this is such a pretty ...


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