The saga of the Logan family--made famous in the Newbery Medal-winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry--concludes in a long-awaited and deeply fulfilling story.
In her tenth book, Mildred Taylor completes her sweeping saga about the Logan family of Mississippi, which is also the story of the civil rights movement in America of the 20th century.
Cassie Logan, first met in Song of the Trees and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, is a young woman now, searching for her place in the world, a journey that takes her from Toledo to California, to law school in Boston, and, ultimately, in the 60s, home to Mississippi to participate in voter registration.
She is witness to the now-historic events of the century: the Great Migration north, the rise of the civil rights movement, preceded and precipitated by the racist society of America, and the often violent confrontations that brought about change.
Rich, compelling storytelling is Ms. Taylor's hallmark, and she fulfills expectations as she brings to a close the stirring family story that has absorbed her for over forty years. It is a story she was born to tell.--from the publisher
496 pages 978-0399257308 Ages 12-18
Keywords: African American, African American author, American history, voting, family, civil rights, discrimination, racism, prejudice, social issues, social conditions, social activist, multigenerational, historical fiction, 12 year old, 13 year old, 14 year old, 15 year old, part of a series, Logan Family Series
Logan Family Saga in order of Publication:
Song of the Trees 1975
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry 1976
Let the Circle Be Unbroken 1981
The Friendship 1987
The Road to Memphis 1990
Mississippi Bridge 1990
The Well 1995
The Land 2001
All the Days to Come All the Days Past 2020