Set in Mississippi at the height of the American Depression, this book offers a story of a family who struggle to maintain their integrity, pride and independence against the forces of a cruelly racist society.
'Look out there, Cassie girl. All that belongs to you.' Cassie Logan finds it hard to understand why the family farm means so much to her father. She finds it even harder growing up in a place like Mississippi in the 1930s. But, as she witnesses the prejudice and destruction all around her, cassie begins to see why she must find strength in the people she loves and stand up for what she believes in.
Mildred D. Taylor was born in Mississippi and grew up in Ohio. She worked in Ethiopia with the Peace Corps before enrolling at the School of Journalism at the University of Colorado, where she helped develop a Black Studies programme. She is best-known for her Newbery Medal winner, ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY. Mildred D. Taylor still lives in Colorado.
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