With the depression bearing down on her family, there isn’t much that Cassie Logan can count on anymore.
But there is one thing that hasn’t changed—the whispering trees outside her window. Cassie’s trees, which have stood for centuries, are a great source of comfort to her. But they are also worth a lot of money. With Cassie’s daddy gone to lay tracks for the railroad, it seems like no one can stop Mr. Andersen from forcing Big Ma to sell their valuable trees. How can Cassie sit by and watch them disappear? The beloved heroine of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry enchants us again in this story of strength and pride.---from the publisher
80 pages 978-0142500750 Ages 10 and up
Keywords: African American, African American author, family, economic insecurity, the Great Depression, American history, trees, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old, prejudice, discrimination, racism
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 Gold Cadillac, 1987 The Friendship, 1987 Mississippi Bridge, 1990 The Road To Memphis, 1992 The Well: David's Story, 1995 The Land, 2001