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The Land


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The son of a prosperous landowner and a former slave, Paul-Edward Logan is unlike any other boy he knows. His white father has acknowledged him and raised him openly-something unusual in post-Civil War Georgia. But as he grows into a man he learns that life for someone like him is not easy. Black people distrust him because he looks white. White people discriminate against him when they learn of his black heritage. Even within his own family he faces betrayal and degradation. So at the age of fourteen, he sets out toward the only dream he has ever had: to find land every bit as good as his father's, and make it his own. Once again inspired by her own history, Ms. Taylor brings truth and power to the newest addition to the award-winning Logan family stories.


The 14-year-old son of a prosperous white landowner and a former slave in Georgia strikes out on his own after face discrimination from both races and within his own family.

About the Author

Mildred D. Taylor is the author of nine novels including�The Road to Memphis,�Let the Circle Be Unbroken,�The 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.

Product Details

Taylor, Mildred D.
Puffin Books
New York
Ethnic - African American
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - History
Race relations
Southern states
Racially mixed people
African Americans
Logan family
People & Places - United States - African-American
Children s-General
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MM Picture Book
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from 5 up to AND UP
6.83x4.20x.97 in. .56 lbs.
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