Mildred D. Taylor

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Author Bio:

Mildred D. Taylor is the author of nine novels including The Road to MemphisLet the Circle Be UnbrokenThe 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.--from https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/30681/mildred-d-taylor

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Books:

Logan Family Saga:

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 Gold Cadillac 1998

The Well 1998

The Land 2001

All the Days Past, All the Days to Come  2020