Another powerful story in the Logan Family Saga and companion to Mildred D. Taylor's Newbery Award-winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.Cassie Logan and her brothers have been warned never to go to the Wallace store.
So they know to expect trouble there. What they don’t expect is to hear Mr. Tom Bee, an elderly black man, daring to call the white storekeeper by his first name. The year is 1933, the place is Mississippi, and any child knows that some things just aren’t done. Can a shared past between the two men make a difference? "A powerful story…Readers will be haunted by its drama and emotion long after they have closed the book."—Booklist
Mildred D. Taylor
is the author of nine novels including The Road to Memphis
, Let the Circle Be Unbroken
, The Land
, The Well
, 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. Ms. Taylor now devotes her time to her family, writing, and what she terms "the family ranch" in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.