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Mildred D. Taylor is the author of nine novels including The Road to Memphis, Let the Circle Be Unbroken, The Land, and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Her books have won numerous awards, among them a Newbery Medal (for Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry), four Coretta Scott King Awards, and a Boston Globe—Horn Book Award. Her book The Land was awarded the L.A. Times Book Prize and the PEN Award for Children’s Literature. In 2003, Ms. Taylor was named the First Laureate of the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature.
Mildred Taylor was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and grew up in Toledo, Ohio. After graduating from the University of Toledo, she served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia for two years and then spent the next year traveling throughout the United States, working and recruiting for the Peace Corps. At the University of Colorado’s School of Journalism, she helped created a Black Studies program and taught in the program for two years. Ms. Taylor has worked as a proofreader-editor and as program coordinator for an international house and a community free school. She now devotes her time to her family, writing, and what she terms “the family ranch” in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
My daughter absolutely loves this book. If you know the story/saga of the Logan family, you will love this book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ryan S.
I like this book because it describes how black people were treated and how mean the white people were. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Adam van velden
This was book #5 (book 6) of the Logan series written by Ms Taylor. She didn't write in the beginning of this one this is what she wrote in the first pages of "The Land"... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rosa Cline
I just love Reading anything family socially motional keeping problem-solving in Tech is wonderful just love itPublished 5 months ago by clayben neasman
Great book! Perfect book for reading to a 4th grade class. My students really connected with the characters and were sad when we finished. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Karen McElroy
I loved the book, almost as much as I liked the first one. This is the only book I have ever really looked forward to reading. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone.Published 6 months ago by Christina L. Cook