The third novel in a series which started with Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
, The Road to Memphis
catches up with the Logan family in 1941. Cassie is entering her last year of high school in Jackson, Mississippi and her older brother Stacey is driving his first car. After a family trip to Memphis, a sequence of events, including pregnancy, death and the intrusions of Pearl Harbor and World War II wreaks havoc on the family, threatening to separate them from each other, perhaps forever. Drawing upon their strength as a family and the support of their community, the Logans fight for survival, particularly Cassie, who dreams of becoming a lawyer. The Road to Memphis
won the 1991 Coretta Scott King Award
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From Publishers Weekly
The Newbery Medalist's third powerful entry in the Logan family saga concerns 17-year-old Cassie's involvement in civil rights. Ages 10-14.
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